Hey guys! This is @MartieDread again, and today I will teach you how to change your username on WordPress properly without causing you any trouble.
When we create a new WordPress site, we get a default admin username which is very vulnerable to hackers. To secure your WordPress site, you might want to change your username, so here I will show how to do just that.
How to Change Your Username on WordPress
1st Method: Use a Plugin
There is a simple plugin that lets you change WordPress admin username very quickly. Don’t worry! If you don’t like having too many plugins, you can safely delete the plugin when you’re done with it.
Step 1: Install and activate the Username Changer plugin.
Step 2: Once that’s done, go to Users then click on the username that you want to change.
Step 3: Find the Name section, and click “Change Username” found right beside the Username field.
Step 4: Just type in your new username, click ‘Save Username,” and you’re done!
2nd Method: Delete Your Old User and Create a New One
If you don’t like dealing with plugins, you can just delete your old user and create a new one. This is simple and very easy to do.
Step 1: Click “Add New” under the “Users” option in the left sidebar in your dashboard.
Step 2: Fill out the form using a different email address than the one you used for your old user account.
Make sure the role is set to “Administrator”.
Step 3: Once the new user is created, log out and log back in using the new account you just created.
Step 4: Go to Users > All Users and click “Delete” under the old user.
Step 5: You will then be asked what you want to do with the content associated with the old user. Make sure to select “Attribute all content to” the new user you created. If you don’t do this all your posts will be deleted!
Step 6: Click “Confirm Deletion,” and you’re done!
There we have it. It’s so easy to change WordPress admin username, and I highly recommend that you do it to secure your new WordPress website.
If you have any questions on how to change admin username in WordPress or encounter any problems, just leave a comment below and I’ll try to help you out right away!
Before you go, you might be interested in this blog post on how to compress images on WordPress to avoid each scheduled blog post from slowing down your website.
Until Next Time,