How To Change Admin Username In WordPress Using cPanel Safely?
October 20th, 2014 | by Ravi Chahar |
You may think that how to change admin username in WordPress after reading that WordPress username can’t change. There are many like you in this blogosphere you still think that they can’t change username in WordPress. I must tell you that you can change username and password both in WordPress. There are many reasons you may want to change your username. For your blog security is the main thing to look after. For security purpose, you should change WordPress username because it would be easy to hack your website if someone come to know the username of your WordPress. It’s better to keep it secret and you should change if you reveal it to someone.
You can change WordPress username very easily:
There is nothing hard in changing your username in WordPress. You just have to follow some simple steps for doing this. You may have visited the cPanel of your webs hosting and may have done some other things with it. But if you don’t have any idea about it then go to your web hosting website and log in to your account.
1). After logging in you have to click at “cPanel” in ” My Accounts” and then you have to go to “database’ section and then click at “phpMyAdmin“.
2). A new window will open in front of you and there you have to find the database you have created for your blog. You will find a list in left-hand side where you can easily find your database. The hidden words shown in the screenshot is the database. You will find yours in this list too. After that click on your database.
3). After clicking again a new window will open where you have to find for “wp_users” in the same list at left-hand side. You may find it at the top or downward based on your cPanel. If you want to change WordPress username and here you go by clicking at “wp_users“.
4). You will see an “Edit” option at which you have to click to edit your username.
5). You are at your final step where you will see many blank boxes to fill and on the right-hand side boxes, you will see your old username which you have to change. Here I have taken “Youruser” and you will find your current username here to change. You can replace it with anything you want. It may be your own name or something else based on your choice.
Now you have successfully changed WordPress username. For confirmation, you can log in to your website with your new username. But you must keep in your mind not to tell your username to anyone. Keep it to yourself only so that only you can access your website otherwise, there are chances to get hacked by hackers.
Do you still think that WordPress can’t change username?
After going through this tutorial do you still think that you can’t change WordPress username for your website? You will come to meet many bloggers who don’t have much idea that they can change username for their website. If you are seeking to change username then this tutorial is for you. Still, if you face any problem then I am here to help you. I will try my best to solve your problem.:)