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change default Admin login name


  1. Inactive

    12345

    You can't change the default "Admin" login name as an Administrator. It'd be nice to be able to change that...

    Posted: 13 years ago #
  2. petro
    Inactive

    12345

    You may always create a new user, set it as admin and use that login name, if you wish...

    Posted: 13 years ago #
  3. Robert Accettura
    Inactive

    12345

    Considering it seems most do as petro suggested, not sure this should be such a high priority. Besides. It's not such a bad idea to have a backup account.

    Posted: 13 years ago #
  4. war59312
    Inactive

    12345

    Just change your user account in the database! ;)

    Posted: 13 years ago #
  5. navjotjsingh
    Inactive

    12345

    But atleast while installing we should get option of choosing a username for ourselves.

    Posted: 12 years ago #
  6. Roy
    Inactive

    If Em8chel means what I wanted to do, is that (s)he wants to change the login name to get to the dashboard. All WP pages have the login screen at the same place and all have "admin" as username, so a hacker does only have to guess the password. I (also) wanted to change the username and eventually managed to do this directly in the wp_users table on the control panel of my webhost. Pretty easy!

    Posted: 12 years ago #
  7. seomartin
    Member

    If you install WordPress from your cPanel's "Fantastico" (if your web host account includes this) - you get to choose your username and password.

    So, instead of changing anything in the database itself, what you can do is install WP crom cPanel, and once the account is setup, just do a manual upgrade (or the "WordPress Auto Upgrader" plugin - I've used it successfully).

    Although, I DO like taking total control with the installs, but this is just in case the username issue is important (like you install for a client or friend).

    God bless,

    Martin

    Posted: 12 years ago #
  8. Janis Elsts
    Inactive

    Here's a plugin that lets you do this : Change Admin Username.

    Posted: 11 years ago #
  9. Don Royer
    Member

    and far easier way is here:
    took me about 2 mins, if that

    http://www.harley.byethost22.com/blog/

    Posted: 11 years ago #
  10. bobbrill
    Member

    Great solution through WordPress: see whiteshadow above:

    lauding WordPress plugin to change Admin login name http://tinyurl.com/5boagv

    The other solutions require use of MySQL administration tool

    Posted: 11 years ago #

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