@kcristiano you are correct. this time i was asked the questions about attribute.
I wonder if when i rebuilt the site something went awry.
I would like a bit more information on how this is accomplished:
"As far as using MySQL, that is the only way to change a username. I never delete the built in admin account, I change its name. I want that account to be there, just not obvious."
If you change "admin" to "admin2" how does the original "admin" remain?
Do you have a plug-in to edit MySQL or do you do it via MyPHPAdmin?
WP should be looking at allowing the new admin name to be established on set-up. And as well as the directory of where wp-admin resides.