Trying to change my official username

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  • #816263

    gaylonalfano
    Member

    Hi there – So I originally created my WP account with my name with not much thought as to what I’d actually blog about. Now I’ve found a legit idea that I want to go with so I’ve created my blog http://www.niubilicious.com — I’d like to change my official username to match my blog niubilicious so my Gravatar and Author links have …/niubilicious in the URL. When I try to via Settings, it says this username is already used. Could it be already in use by my blog? It asks if you want to create a matching blog with your updated username so perhaps it’s already taken from my blog??

    Sounds odd I know but I want to change the username if this possible… Any help is much appreciated! Thanks in advance!

    The blog I need help with is niubilicious.com.

    #816646

    airodyssey
    Member

    Hi. I think you’ll need staff’s assistance for this, because when anyone registers an address, the username equivalent becomes “reserved” (or vice versa). Here’s the link to contact them:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #816647

    timethief
    Member

    but I want to change the username if this possible

    Blog names are the same as usernames for the most part. Usernames can be turned into blog names, but blog names cannot be turned into usernames. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/cant-change-username-because-i-use-same-display-name?replies=5#post-694997

    #816649

    airodyssey
    Member

    ~~timethief
    Thanks.

    #816712

    gaylonalfano
    Member

    Many thanks Timethief and Airodyssey! No biggy anyway but just thought I’d ask.

    Thanks again!

    #816713

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome gaylonalfano. Best wishes with your blog.

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