Wordpress username

vinaya

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When I created my wordpress blog, I used my first name as the username. In use wordfence security plugin on my wordpress blog. This plugin notifies when someone tries to log into the admin panel. Since my name is visible in the website, I always see somone trying to log into my website. I want to change my username. However, on my wordpress profile page, it says userrname cannot be changed. Is there a way to change your wordpress username?
 

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There are several different ways that you can go about changing your username in WordPress but the easiest one would be to just create another user for the users tab, then logout and sign back in under the new user and then delete the old user and attribute all the content from the old user to the new one. It will ask if you want to do that anyway.

You can also change it through phpMyAdmin.

There is also at least one plugin that will allow you to change a username and here is the URL to it in the WordPress repository:

wordpress.org/plugins/username-changer/
 

radwebhosting

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Modifying the database, as others have mentioned, will be the way to circumvent the WordPress web interface's objection to changing your username.

Regarding your security-related concerns, you will have trouble hiding your username regardless of changing it from the public. The best strategy is to use very strong passwords and automatic lockout for IPs which consistently enter it wrong. This will protect you from malicious bots.
 

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You will always have bots etc trying usernames, Wordfence picks them up. Like Radwebhosting said, use strong passwords and if you can find a plugin to install 2FA or something similar.
 
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