Want to add new user account with blog name, but not possible.

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  • #978506

    tsaitina
    Member

    Here’s how the problem occurred:

    1. Already own a blog called http://mindsome.wordpress.com. When I registered for this site a long time ago, I registered with the user name ‘mindsome’.

    2. Created a new blog called http://ohsnapletseat.wordpress.com, but now I can’t register for a new name ‘ohsnapletseat’ because I get this error: “Sorry, but the username ohsnapletseat isn’t available.”

    I assume this is because that blog exists… but I own it, so how do I create or make a username called ohsnapletseat?

    I also already tried signing in with that name thinking maybe it is reserved for me already but nope, it is not.

    The blog I need help with is ohsnapletseat.wordpress.com.

    #978643

    timethief
    Member

    When we register a username account the matching blog is reserved for our future use. It cannot be obtained by anyone other than the person who has registered the matching username.

    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

    #978653

    tsaitina
    Member

    Right, but this is not for ‘someone else’ as it is for me, the person that owns the blog. I just want to confirm that basically WordPress does not have the functionality for me to create a username even though I am the owner of the blog?

    #978656

    timethief
    Member

    I’ll flag this thread for Staff attention.

    #978657

    tsaitina
    Member

    Thanks, timethief.

    #978676

    macmanx
    Staff

    Unfortunately, existing blog names cannot be converted into user names.

    #978681

    tsaitina
    Member

    Aww, that’s too bad. Wish I knew about that before I created a new blog!

    Thanks anyway, everyone.

    #978682

    timethief
    Member

    @macmanx
    Thanks for confirming that for me again.

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