Comments on: Change Your WordPress Author Name…Please http://www.themelab.com/change-your-wordpress-author-name-please/ We build High Quality, Good Looking Premium WordPress Themes that are Easy to Use and ready for just about anything. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:01:53 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 By: Dario Petkovic http://www.themelab.com/change-your-wordpress-author-name-please/#comment-22054 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 00:01:07 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=306#comment-22054 When I change the authors to the new name, it still shows the old ‘display name’ in the article .. must be the theme bug

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By: Caroline http://www.themelab.com/change-your-wordpress-author-name-please/#comment-19183 Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:31:51 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=306#comment-19183 Thank you so much Leland! This helped my life soooo much…been trying to figure this out for far too long 🙂

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By: Jon Pearce http://www.themelab.com/change-your-wordpress-author-name-please/#comment-18172 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:22:27 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=306#comment-18172 I know this is an old post, but it was 1st up with the answer I was after.

I had already added my nickname, but it always shows my username (and then my author profile) as admin grrr.

I tried adding me as a new user but it keeps requesting another email, so I think Andrews “PHP my admin” change is my answer! Thanks

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By: Andrew http://www.themelab.com/change-your-wordpress-author-name-please/#comment-10572 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 04:42:32 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=306#comment-10572 I personally just edit the users table using phpmyadmin to change the login name ‘admin’ to something more memorable, and less hackable or common.

Saves going through the process of creating a new user.

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By: Leland http://www.themelab.com/change-your-wordpress-author-name-please/#comment-10553 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 02:54:31 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=306#comment-10553 Thanks for the tip. Takes the idea of just changing your display name to a whole new level.

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By: redwall_hp http://www.themelab.com/change-your-wordpress-author-name-please/#comment-10552 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 02:52:04 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=306#comment-10552 I recommend replacing the admin account with one that has a different name.

1. Use the admin account to create a new user. Give it administrator privileges.

2. Log out.

3. Log in with the new account.

4. Delete the admin account and let WordPress assign posts and comments to the new account.

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By: Doug C. http://www.themelab.com/change-your-wordpress-author-name-please/#comment-9253 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 19:17:59 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=306#comment-9253 Great tip. Thank you. I was wondering how to change my author name to something besides my nickname. The one thing I haven’t figured out is how to delete my original admin account and replace it with a new one (for security reasons). I can’t delete my current default one because there is no “delete” option.

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By: Matt Fahrner http://www.themelab.com/change-your-wordpress-author-name-please/#comment-7537 Mon, 03 Aug 2009 19:30:28 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=306#comment-7537 Thanks! That totally solved an issue I had and get to keep my shorter login name too!

The alternative is to create a new ID that matches what you want and then delete the old one. WP will then ask if you want to transfer all the posts to a new ID. Definitely not as pretty.

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By: Tony http://www.themelab.com/change-your-wordpress-author-name-please/#comment-6536 Mon, 01 Jun 2009 13:19:00 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=306#comment-6536 Sometimes the solution is soooo.. easy, but one has to find it.

Thanks for that helpful post!

Tony

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By: Alberto http://www.themelab.com/change-your-wordpress-author-name-please/#comment-6208 Wed, 13 May 2009 22:17:38 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=306#comment-6208 Thank you, I am new to WP and was looking exactly for this!

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