Is there a way you can change your username on wordpress?

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On the "edit my profile page" on my wordpress, it says that usernames cannot be changed. Is there anyway I can go around this? If so, how? If not, do I have to pay for a new hosting site and delete my previous one? What's the best way to go at this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alice12345
    Originally Posted by johnreynado View Post

    On the "edit my profile page" on my wordpress, it says that usernames cannot be changed. Is there anyway I can go around this? If so, how? If not, do I have to pay for a new hosting site and delete my previous one? What's the best way to go at this?
    Interesting question. Would like to know that answer too!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kerryrus
    Unfortunately not. Only your password
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Simple, just add another user and use that login

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  • Profile picture of the author Pedro Lopes
    Don't know of a way to change it, but as agmccall mentioned.. you don't have to have just one..
    This may be by design.

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  • Profile picture of the author Myles Sinclair
    Originally Posted by johnreynado View Post

    On the "edit my profile page" on my wordpress, it says that usernames cannot be changed. Is there anyway I can go around this? If so, how? If not, do I have to pay for a new hosting site and delete my previous one? What's the best way to go at this?
    Yes you can, but not within the Wordpress control panel.

    If you don't want to add a new user as already suggested, you can do the following -

    1. Login to your cPanel and access phpMyadmin for MySQL databases.

    2. Select Database for WP installation and browse WP users.

    3. Click on "Edit" pencil and replace "admin" (Or whatever current name is) with new username.

    That's it, job done!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    You can do it from the database, but a much simpler way is to add a new user, log-in with it and delete the old one.

    You can do this even for admin-level users.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    You can change your wordpress user name by login to your database. Then click "user" table and here your will able to change your username.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Woods
    Install 'Adminer' and change it in the database. Or just use phpmyadmin
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  • Profile picture of the author johnreynado
    Thanks friends for your help

    agmccall is the one who helped me out first, so thank you for helping me out first.
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