Please Help - How to change username? (4 posts)

  1. mandaszewczyk
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm wondering how I can change my username when logging into my dashboard from "admin" to something of my choosing. I don't like that hackers only have to guess one password in order to break into my site because they know the username is "admin".

    I know I've read somewhere that it can be done, but I'm not sure how????

    Many thanks!!

  2. stvwlf
    Posted 7 years ago #


    You can't change a username. What you can do is create another user name with Admin privileges. The log out as admin and log in as the new user. Then under Settings / Users, delete the Admin user. It will ask what you want to do with existing posts - transfer them to the new user.

    Accomplishes the same as changing the user name.

  3. wpbob
    Posted 6 years ago #

    can't you change 'admin' username in phpmyadmin?

  4. Calicosun
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You can change your user name in phpmyadmin as far as I am aware. In wp-users. I have tested locally and it seems to work but not tried remotely. If anyone has had any problems doing this it would be helpful to know?

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