How to Properly Change Your WordPress Username

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change wordpress username
change wordpress username

Have you ever tried to change your WordPress username simply to search out out that it can’t be changed? If you’re, well then this article is for you. during this article, we are going to show you 3 totally different strategies to alter your WordPress username.

Method 1: Create a New User and Delete The Old One

The easiest way to change your WordPress username is by creating a new user with your desired username and with the administrator user role. You will need to use a different email address than the one used by the old account.

Now you need to logout and then login with the new user account you just created. Go to the Users section and click on the Delete link under your old username

delete user wp
delete user wp

While deleting your old user, WordPress will ask what you want to do with their content. Make sure that you click on ‘Attribute all content to:’ option and then select the new user you just created. Click on the ‘Confirm Deletion’ button to delete the old user account.

attribute content newuser
attribute content newuser

That’s all you have successfully changed your WordPress username. If you want you can change the email address of the new user to use the old email address associated with the old username.


Method 2: Change Username by Using a Plugin

Another simple way to change your WordPress username is by using a plugin. If you are one of those users who don’t want to install a plugin for every little thing, then let us assure you that you can safely delete the plugin once you have changed your WordPress username.

wp username changer
wp username changer

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Username Changer plugin. Upon activation, simply go to Users » Username Changer page.

Select the username you want to change, and then enter the new username. Click on the save changes button and you are done.

Method 3: Change Your WordPress Username Using phpMyAdmin ( The Perfect Way )

This method is a little bit complicated as it requires making direct changes to your WordPress database. We usually don’t recommend users to make direct changes to their WordPress database. However, in some cases you may not have any other option. Like for example, if you have forgotten your WordPress username and email address, then you will not be able to access the admin dashboard to change username.



Using this method, you can find your username and you will also be able to change it.

First thing you need to do is login to your cPanel. Scroll down to the databases section and click on phpMyAdmin.

phpmyadmin
phpmyadmin

You will see your WordPress database tables. By default, WordPress database tables use wp_ as prefix before each table’s name. It is possible that you may have been using some other prefix. Or it show anyother name but at end of the ths word you will users.

Click on the table wp_users on the left hand side. Then click edit on the username that you want to edit.

phpmyadminselectdb
phpmyadminselectdb

Change the user_login value to whatever you want. For example you can replace ‘admin’ to ‘ghost’

changeuserlogin
changeuserlogin

Hit the Go button and you are done.

That’s all, we tend to hope this text helped you learn the way to vary your WordPress username.

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