changing the name of the "admin" account (3 posts)

  1. gedwoods
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello, for security reasons I'd like to change the name of my "admin" account - I forgot to set this option during the initial setup. However, when I created a new user with Administration privileges, with the intention of then deleting the original "admin" user, I am told that only the "admin" account can edit user responsibilities - my new account doesn't seem to allow me to do this. This makes me reluctant to remove the original admin account, unless I can transfer those capabilities to the new user. Any suggestions on how to do this?

  2. James Huff
    Support Representative
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Just create a new Administrator account from the Users section of your Dashboard.

    Then, delete the original "admin" account and select to move posts etc to the new Administrator account when deleting it.

  3. gedwoods
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Okay, I just figured out my problem... I forgot to logout of my old admin name before trying to delete - it wouldn't allow me to delete "admin" while I was logged on as "admin"!

    However, I now have an additional problem along the same lines. I have set up a Network site with two sites. I was able to delete "admin" from both sites, but I am hesitant to delete "admin" from SuperAdmin status - it gives me an adisory that I need to transfer all posts before deleting. I created a number of pages under the "admin" name and would prefer not to lose all this work. When I try to transfer the pages to another admin-level user, however, the transfer doesn't appear to "take". I am concerned that if I delete the "admin" superAdministrator, I will lose pages created by this user. Do "posts" include "pages"?

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