Have you ever tried to change your WordPress username just to find out that it cannot be changed? If you are, well then this article is for you. In this article, we will share a step by step guide on how to change the WordPress username on a cPanel Web Host using phpMyAdmin.
Note: To all users if this sounds scary, don’t worry. We will guide you step by step, so you don’t get lost.
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Update: The easiest way to do this is create a new user account in WordPress (give it admin access). Then login with that username and delete your old account. If you are not sure how to add a new user in WordPress, then watch our free WordPress videos.
First thing you need to do is login to your cPanel. Scroll down to the databases section and click on phpMyAdmin.
Next you need to select the database that your blog is hosted in.
Click on the table wp_users on the left hand side. Then click edit on the username that you want to edit.
Change the user_login value to whatever you want. For example you can replace ‘admin’ to ‘bob’
Hit the Go button and you are done.
Go back to your site and login with your new username.