Changing the Default Admin Username
- 03/28/2019 12.08 PM
Wordpress is a great website content management system which also makes it a big target for hackers. One flaw is the use of the admin login name 'admin'. We want to show you how and encourage you to change this over quickly to cut down on hacking attempts.
Change the Name Manually by Adding a New User and Deleting the old 'Admin' User
This method is very easy and anyone can do it right away to have a more secure admin username for a WordPress site. The main logic is to add a new user and assign administrator role, delete the default admin and attribute all content of the old admin to the newly added one.
1) Add a New User
Log into your WP Admin Dashboard. From the left-hand menu, hover to Users and choose Add New.
2) Save the New User
Fill in all required information and remember to create a harder-to-remember username (that’s our purpose). In the Role drop-down menu, choose Administrator so that this new user has the rights as an admin. Then click Add New User.
3) Logout of the Admin Account
Hover to the top right of your screen and log out.
4) Login with the new User Account
Now log in again to your Dashboard using the new user account.
5) Delete the Original Admin Account
Choose to view All Users in Users section. Hover to the default admin and click on Delete.
6) Confirm That You Want to Delete the Account
To save all the contents you have previously created with the old admin account, tick on Attribute all content to. And from the drop-down menu choose the new admin username.
Finally, Confirm Deletion.
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