I'm trying to change my username so that I more or less have a standard username across all my social media platforms. I'm having trouble changing my WordPress username, though, and I think I know why.
Near the beginning of the year, I logged into my WordPress account, changed my username to the name I desired, and thought I was all set - until I realized that I had actually logged into my old WordPress account that I used during college. I quickly slapped my forehead, feeling silly, then deleted this never-used account (which was now under my desired username). I thought it would be simple to then change what is my current WordPress username to my desired one. However, it appears WordPress thinks the username I desire is still in use. I suppose it is possible that someone swiftly swooped in and took this username immediately after I deleted it from my "old" account, but I think it's more likely the system is confused. Is there any way someone in admin could "release" this user name so I can change my current active profile to that name?
The blog I need help with is mataw.wordpress.com.