I made a mistake
After launching my blog, realised that everything is ok but I don’t like my username
There is nothing bad about it but I just don’t wanna use it on my blog
To my surprise, I can’t change my WordPress username it’s permanent…yikes!
Sounds like you?
I feel ya
We are in the same boat
I don’t like my username too, I want to keep it simple
I now prefer Sharon Zayacy instead of Zayacy or Zayacy Sharon
You have your own reasons
Maybe you’ve decided to use your grandma’s name or your real name
I’m going to show you how to change a WordPress username even if WordPress is saying you can’t change it
How To Change A WordPress Username Via cPanel
We are going to visit your WordPress database
You can always use a plugin if you don’t want to play around with your WordPress database
Simply download Username Changer >> activate >> go to users >> username changer and you are done
But sometimes you might not have any option
For instance, if you forget your username and your email address, you will not have access to your admin dashboard
You can easily find your username via cPanel and make your desired changes without any problems
Let’s get started, shall we?
First login to your cPanel =>> scroll down to your databases and click phpMyAdmin
You will see your database tables
Now select the database that your blog is hosted in
NOTE: By default WordPress database tables uses wpsn_ / wp_ as a prefix before each table’s name
On the left-hand side click wpsn_users and click edit on the username you want to edit
NOTE: You can leave your login name as it is and change your display username only if you are changing your username for other reasons other than forgetting your login username
Now click GO and you are done!
Congrats! you can finally use your grandma’s name on your blog, yay!
Over To You
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Mathea Ford is a blogger, dietitian and mom of 2 just working on this blog to make life a little better for those around me. Check out her latest posts