How to Change Default WordPress Admin Username Using Phpmy admin

by admin on July 9, 2013

In our today’s WordPress tutorial, i will let you know you can How to Change Default WordPress Admin username Using Phpmy admin. To change  WordPress admin username is essential for the security of your WordPress blog.  If you are WordPress beginner and you just install the WordPress using fantastico then your default WordPress username will be Admin.

Let me first clear why you need to Change Default WordPress Admin Username . Most of hackers hackers know that WordPress default username is admin. Since they know the username of our blog then they can use brute-force attack using username admin. So what measures you need to take to avoid such circumstances. First of all, changes the WordPress default admin username then use limit-login WordPress plugin so that the hackers can’t use unlimited attempts to break the password.

You can changes your WordPress admin username by using plugin or via database. However, in our step by step WordPress tutorial will guide you how you can changes WordPress default admin username via PHP admin.

Change WordPress Admin Username

Step 1: If you site is hosted on hostgator web host then login to your cpanel and navigate to PhpmyAdmin in Database Category. Click Phpmy admin link. Like image below.

phpmy admin

Step 2: Now select your WordPress database inside “Phpmy admin”. In my case my WordPress database name is “WordPress”


Step 3: Now inside the database, navigate Wp_users and click on browse button (also marked circle )as shown in below image.


Step 4: Now you will see something like below image. Just click the edit as i have marked it with red marker.



Step 5: Once you click the edit then you will see something like below image. Just replace “e67715e670044e3488769b8aa4927f69″ marked in circle with the name you want and then selected “MD5″ as your can see from drop down menu.

database table

When done this please hit “GO” button down below. Congrats! you have changed default WordPress admin username via phpmy admin.


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