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Change Your WordPress Author Name…Please

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I know this tip may be very obvious to some, but I keep seeing “admin” as the author name on many WordPress blogs. I thought I’d write this quick tip post because these WordPress bloggers may not even know how to change the publicly displayed author name. Fortunately, this is very simple to do. In your WordPress admin panel, select Users -> Your Profile. On this page, enter whatever you want as your nickname, and click “Update Profile.”

WordPress Author Nickname

Once that’s done, select this newly created nickname from the “Display name publicly as” dropdown menu. Update your profile again, and that’s it.


Leland Fiegel was the original founder of ThemeLab. He is a web developer who loves WordPress and blogging.