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Sometimes a user wants to change their username but WordPress does not appear have a simple method to do this. Luckily there is a fast way to change your user name with a simple trick. In this video, we will show you how to change your WordPress username.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Start by going to Users, Add New User and create a new admin with your preferred username.

Once that new user is set up log in as it and delete your old user.

This will ope a page allowing you to attribute the content from the old user to any user you like so you do not lose anything.

Confirm the delete and you now have a new username to use.

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11 Comments

  • Nostravinci on September 10, 2014

    Thanks—this is a simple, and very helpful tip to know!

  • VirtualOfficeCenter on November 5, 2014

    Thanks for the video. I've added you to my resources and subscribed.

  • Baiat Gigea on October 14, 2016

    life saver! Thank you!

  • Vojislav Budrovac on October 29, 2016

    Thank you very much

  • Dean Eman on November 21, 2016

    I did it with truly shaking bones and of course backed up first everything but at the end… Works perfect. Thank you!

  • Miguel Hortiguela on May 9, 2017

    Didn't think it would be so easy. Finally. Thanks for your time.

  • Blake Karas on December 7, 2017

    Soooo helpfullll thank youuu!

  • Guy Austin on March 15, 2018

    Thanks – very useful!

  • Laercio Civali on July 10, 2018

    If you want to change default "admin" username without having to create a new one, go to your Host Panel, search for phpMyAdmin, select the database, edit yourDataBasePrefix_users, edit admin and change it and update.

  • Patricia Lisboa on January 18, 2020

    This video was really helpful and simple to follow… Thank you so much for making it, I really appreciate it…

  • Ahmed Faraz on September 19, 2020

    so fast 😑

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