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  1. I would like to have different display names for each blog. How can I do this?
    Blog url: http://learningmanagerblog.wordpress.com/

  2. therattlingdoor
    Member

    If they are all under the same email address account then it cannot be done. You can only have different display names with different accounts. Are they all different or are they just under one Username? If they are all different then you can change the display name in Dashboard>Users>My Profile

  3. Hi there,
    therattling door is spot on.

    Your username can only be linked to one blog ie. your primary blog. Here’s how to link your username to your blog in your blog Dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to Account Details. Then scroll down to where it says ‘Primary Blog‘ select the URL for your primary wordpress.com blog and then save changes. Thereafter every time you sign into the forum we can all click on your username and your blog will be linked to it. And every time you leave a comment on a blog your username can be likewise clicked and your blog can be instantly located.

    When we register a username account here the email address we provide becomes our unique identifier. When we are logged into WordPress.com and register a blog it's registered to that username account we are logged in under and to the email address which is our unique identifier. We can register as many blogs as we wish and provided we are using the same username account then all the blogs will be registered under it and the associated email account. We can change our "display name" but that display name will appear on all blogs registered under the same username account.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/email-address/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/change-your-username/#change-display-name-nickname

    In order to completely separate the blogs that you do not want to be associated with each other you register another username account using a different email address when you are logged out of WordPress.com. http://en.support.wordpress.com/register-a-blog/ Then you add the new username account as an official user of the blog, and designate them (ie. you) as an Admin. Next you transfer one of the blogs to the new username account using this process. http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#transferring-your-blog-to-another-user-or-account

  4. Brilliant answers, thank you therattlingdoor and timethief.
    I do have my blogs linked to the same email address.
    Timethief, I love your work-around - I will do this to separate my blogs.
    thank you again.

  5. Your welcome and best wishes with your blogs.

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