How to Change the WordPress Administrator Username | WordPress Administrator Dashboard

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Learn how to change the WordPress administrator user. The actual WordPress administrator username cannot be changed directly. Instead, you would need to create a new WordPress administrator user, login as that user, and then delete the older WordPress user name. This video tutorial walks through the process of changing the admin user as well as deleting the old admin user.

00:00 Intro animation
00:09 Introduction to the tutorial
00:19 Admin user names can’t be changed
00:48 Make a backup before you delete
01:01 Log in to the WordPress Administrator Dashboard
01:17 Add a new user
02:20 Log out of the WordPress Administrator Dashboard with the old admin user
02:37 Log in as the new WordPress Administrator User
02:47 Go to the Users list
02:51 Delete old Admin user
03:01 Delete all content from the old admin user, or assign it to a different user
03:17 Confirm deletion
03:25 Conclusion

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Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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