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  • I know that under the “Users” tab, the WordPress instructions say that you cannot change usernames. Is there any way around this? Can you “un-register” people to change their usernames?

    We want our post authors to have more official names (first and last) for our blog, but we are stuck with informal usernames. Please help!

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  • You can’t change usernames, but you can go in under each user, add their First and Last name, and then there’s an option for ‘Display name publicly as’ and you can set that to be their username, first name, last name, or first and last name.

    @geeb10 you are hosted at you should be asking specific questions at NOT, although the answers are extremely similar.
    You should simply change you display name NOT you username.
    If you were self-hosted or on paid hosting and have access to your database the username can be altered using database editing tools – which is often required to change the default to something other than “admin” – the default when you setup with hosting under your control.

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