Do you want to change WordPress admin username? Changing the WordPress username can be a good idea from a security perspective but WordPress does not allow to do this by default.
But do not worry there are several ways to change your WordPress username, which I’ll cover here. In this tutorial, I’m going to share two different methods how to change WordPress username.
1. Change WordPress Username With Username Changer Plugin
This is the easiest and best way to change WordPress username using Username Changer plugin.
First, install and activate the plugin on your site. Once activated, click on Users >> Your Profile. Now you will see a new option next to your username – Change Username.
Just click on it and enter your new WordPress Username then hit on the save changes button. Congratulations! You have successfully changed your WordPress username.
You can also delete the plugin after changing your WordPress username.
2. Change WordPress Username By Create a New User and Delete The Old One
Another simple method to change WordPress username. First, you need to click on Users >> Add New then create a new user with the administrator user role. You will need a different email address for your new user account. Since, after deleting your original account, you can update your old email. Follow the screenshot below to add New User,
After creating new user, log out from your site and log in with the new user account. Navigate to Users section and click on the Delete link of your old username.
On the next page, it will ask you “What should be done with content owned by this user?”, Just select Attribute all content to option with your new username then
And that’s it! You have successfully changed your username. Now you can update your email address that you were using in the old one.
Here I have shown two methods to change your WordPress username. Both methods are very easy and you can use anyone.
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