How to change WordPress username from default admin? – PHPmyadmin page

Amarnath Prabhakar August 18, 2009 0

We have seen that changing the WordPress admin username is one of the ways to ensure that the WordPress blog is secure. We have seen how to change the WordPress username from admin by making changes in the admin dashoard.

In this article we will look at changing the WordPress username from admin through your PHPmyadmin page. PHPmyadmin is your admin page for your SQL database for your blog. This PHPmyadmin holds all the information pertaining to your blog.

Let’s see the step by step procedure to change your WordPress username from admin.

Step 1

Login to your phpMyAdmin using your SQL Database username and password.

Step 2

Once logged in, you will find a drop down menu. Find your blog’s database and choose the same.


Step 3

Once you’ve chosen the database, the tables in your database will appear on the screen. Scroll down to fine wp_users and click on browse.

Step 4

Once you click on browse in your wp_users database, you will be shown the users on this blog. Scroll down to the ID which says user_login as admin. Once there click on edit button, the edit button will appear as a pencil logo

Step 5

Once clicked on edit, you will be taken to a page that appears as below. Here the second field user_login will have admin under the value column. Change this from admin to anything you prefer.

Step 6

Once donw with the change save and click go on the page.

There we have changed the WordPress user from the default admin to something we prefer. This is one way to ensure your WordPress blog is one step secure than it was.

In this method of changing the WordPress username, all you are doing is changing the name as it appears from the default “admin” to some other name.

There is another way to change the WordPress username from the admin page of your blog. In this process you create a new user and tranferring all rights to this user before deleting the admin user. You can find about this process here, Change WordPress username form admin dashboard.

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