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Can I Change My Username? (8 posts)

  1. Andrew
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can I change my WordPress username? Is there any hack I can do to change my username or anything like that?

    Please help,

    Andrew

  2. Pioneer Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There is a method to update a user in WP.

    1. Create a new user (must be admin).
    2. Delete old user (must be admin). Upon doing so, you will be prompted to assign any posts or pages to another user - assign to new user.
    3. Make sure new user roles are the same.
    4. Note: I would switch to default unedited theme and deactivate all plugins before doing so to make sure they do not interfere with this process and also to be at current WP version.

  3. Andrew
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I tried that but the user I want to change is the main user, the first user created. WP won't allow me to delete it.

  4. Andrew
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think I'll just reinstall WordPress with a new user.

    Is there anyway I can copy my links and media to the new installation? I know pretty much how to copy the media but not the links.

    Thank you,

    Andrew

  5. Pioneer Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    When you are logged in as the new Admin user, you were not able to remove the old one?

  6. Andrew
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No, probably because all of the posts and data (media, links, etc...) was put in by that user.

  7. Pioneer Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No, probably because all of the posts and data (media, links, etc...) was put in by that user.

    Are you on a WP network or using WPMU?

    What version of WP are you using?

  8. Andrew
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm using the regular WP installation, not on a network or anything.

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