After installing WordPress, by default WordPress assign “admin” username to administrator. For security reasons you have to make sure that no one can get access to your WordPress blog. To make sure that your WordPress blog is secure, you have to remove the default “admin” user from WordPress. Already I have shared a how to guide on creating new user in WordPress and now in this post I’m sharing a how to guide on renaming default admin user in WordPress.
Step1: Log-in into cPanel, go to “Databases” and select “phpMyAdmin” as shown below:
Step2: When you click on “phpMyAdmin”, it open a new window (as shown below), now select “database”.
Step3: After selecting “database”, it open a new window (as shown below). Now, search for “wp_users” and click on “Browse” as shown below:
Step4: When you click on “Browse” it open a window, where you see users on this blog. Now simply click on “Pencil” button as shown below:
Step5: When you click on “Pencil” button, a new window open (as shown below). Now, select “user_login” and change “admin” to some other name, which is not easily guessed by anyone.
Step6: Congratulations, you have successfully rename the user in WordPress.