How to change your WordPress administrator account

In this recipe, you’ll create a new WordPress administrator account, then delete the old “Admin” account so you’re keeping yourself precious property safe!

Note: For those of you who are tech savvy and have no problems with scripts to do this stuff, there is a script you can use which is great when you have multiple accounts. I don’t describe it here because a good majority of folks simply don’t have that background.

Log in to your WordPress site

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Select the Users option

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Click Add New

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Complete the Add New User form

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Note: Be sure to select Administrator for the Role so you can do all the stuff you need to do.

Log out of your WordPress site

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Log in using your new account name and password

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Select the Users option

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Select the Admin username

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Delete the Admin username

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  1. Click the box beside the username to select it
  2. Click Delete

Note: You can just hover over the username to reveal the Delete option. I find that it is safer to actually select the account first so you don’t accidentally delete the wrong account if there are multiples.

Assign any existing posts to another user

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  1. From the drop list

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