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  • Resolved tfx2010

    (@tfx2010)


    Hi,

    With WordPress 3.0.1, I have already created the “Admin” account using the username “admin”.

    I know I could’ve changed this at initial creation with WordPress 3.0.1 but can I change this “admin” username to something else now or is it too late?

    If so, how?

    Thanks.

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  • I’m not sure how to manually do it, but there is a plugin that I use, called wp-Optimize. It simply cleans up old spam comments and old drafts, but there is an option to also change the admin username which worked perfect for me. Very simple to use.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-optimize/

    Create another administrator user and then login as new administrator user and delete “admin” user.

    – Kailash

    Thanks for the replies. I think I will take Kailash’s approach – didn’t realise it was that simple as I assumed you could only have one Admin role.

    ps I am a newbie to WP.

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