How to Change Your WordPress Username
Has Wordfence emailed you that a user has been locked out from signing in? Usually the username they tried to sign in is “admin.” Don’t worry because your “admin” username can be changed. We need to change “admin” to strengthen our site’s security. With this, we need to create another administrator user and then login as new administrator user and delete “admin” user.
Anyway, here’s a step by step guide on How to Change Your WordPress Username.
- Go to your WordPress Backend.
- Click Users.
- Click Add New User.
- Fill all the information — preferred username, email, first name, last name, choose a strong password, repeat password, send password, set the role to administrator and CLICK “add new user.”
- Log-in with your new username and a strong password.
- Go back to Users.
- Click “All Users.”
- Delete the “Admin” username.
- Click on “Attribute.” Be sure to attribute all content to new user.
- Click on “Confirm Deletion.”
When you login with your WordPress Administration Screens (wp-admin), use the new configured username as soon as you have confirmed the deletion. We’re trying to change the WordPress administrator user ID from default to protect our site from targeted attacks.
You can hover on this site for reference [LearnWP Blog].