In the older versions of WordPress, you had no option to change WordPress’s default username “Admin” to something else during the installation procedure. This has been changed from Version 3.0 and higher. So if you are still using the older version of WordPress, how do you actually change the default username from Admin to something you like?

Here are some very easy steps,

  1. Login to your WordPress admin
  2. Under dashboard click Users > Add New (you will find it under the left side navigation)
  3. Name your new user and set a strong password. Generate one with Strong Password Generator if you can’t come up with one on your own.
  4. Under Role select Administrator.
  5. Click Add New User button to finish adding a new user.
  6. Now log out and re-login with the new user account. The one you just created.
  7. Again under Dashboard click Users > All Users, it will show you a list of current users.
  8. Roll over on Admin and hit Delete
  9. If you have blog posts written for this account, it will ask you to attribute the posts to the other account. Please select a new user for Attribute ‘all posts to’ and hit confirm the deletion.

The default user Admin is now deleted and is no longer available for the bad boys to hack.

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