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  • Hi,
    this is my first time at the forum.
    The permalink of my author page displays my email, so I would like to change it for security reasons.
    I’ve been reading a lot about how to change it and can’t really get down to it. I’m a newby and don’t know a lot of programming, though I can follow detailed instructions.
    I’d just like to change it to my actual name. I am the only editor of the website.
    Thanks in advance and sorry if I am missing any info!

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    The permalink of my author page displays my email

    Did you use your email address as your username in WordPress? If so, that was rather silly. However, you can change your author display name via your Profile page.

    My username was setup by the hosting I guess. I didn’t really do anything.
    However, problem solved! I managed to get into the database, went to wp users and changed my pretty name.
    After updating, I got to change the author permalink on the site.
    BTW, I had changed my display name earlier today, but that didn’t help. I don’t know why. I saw some replies in the forum sayiong that worked for some people, but not for me.

    Now, different question:
    How do I manage to erase that URL from existence so it doesn’t show up on google?
    Thanks in advance!

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    My username was setup by the hosting I guess

    Ugh! In that case, they really need kicking into touch. That’s a terrible way to create a username!

    How do I manage to erase that URL from existence so it doesn’t show up on google?

    You would need to create a Google web master account and put in a request to remove that url. It’s really well outside of WordPress’ control.

    there is a plugin called “username changer ” that is the solution for what you are looking for . try it

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