Queries on Wordpress username, nickname and display name

by Joe2
2 replies
Can you tell me how to change the user name which is currently admin.. I have seen various suggestions such as phpMyadmin on the cPanel or add a new user and then delete the admin one. Which is the best and safest. Also, should it be a mixture of numbers, letters and symbols for added security?

Also, what is the actual function of the nickname. Where is it shown? Should it be your own name or something that is relevant to your site?

Finally, the display name. Is this what appears on your pages/posts on your site.
#display #nickname #queries #username #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author ruby2011
    Dashboard->User, you can change or add wordpress user account.

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  • Profile picture of the author ppetri
    1) Log in to your admin area of WP

    2) On left sidebar under “DASHBOARD” scroll down to "USERS"

    3) Find your user name and click it!

    4) Under “NAME” Settings scroll to "Display name publicity as" and pick a new name in dropdown. If no other name is available then change one of the following:
    a) Scroll to "USER NAME" Change if necessary
    b) Scroll to "Nickname" Change if necessary

    5) Go back to “NAME” Settings scroll to "Display name publicity as" and now pick the new name in dropdown.

    When you choose A or B that’s what will show up when you post an article or make a comment. The nickname and username can be the same, although the nickname is required.

    After making any changes to your user profile simply scroll to bottom of page and click “UPDATE PROFILE”

    That’s it! Hope this helps - Pete

    Pete Petri
    Internet Marketing Coach & Product Creator
    Skype: p_petri

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