Want to Change Username

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    I want to change my WordPress.com username from “arunsathiya1995” to “arunsathiya”, but I’m not able to do so because “arunsathiya” already exists. Actually it was me who used both the usernames. The email ID associated with “arunsathiya” is closed now and so I’m not able to change now. Help needed badly.

    The blog I need help with is 404geeks.com.



    Hi there,

    If you can still remember the password for arunsathiya, please log in and update your email address. You can then reply to this thread from that account to prove ownership, and we can then move any blogs you have under arunsathiya1995 to that account.

    If you are unable to log in and prove ownership and access to arunsathiya, we will not be able to reassign your blogs to that account.

    If you do not like arunsathiya1995, you are welcome to change it to anything that is not currently in use by following the directions here:



    Hey there,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Unfortunately, I don’t remember the password for “arunsathiya” And also, I don’t want to move any blogs or something like that.

    I don’t have any option to prove the ownership of “arunsathiya” :-(

    It’s just that “arunsathiya” isn’t in use anymore. I would like to get the username now. But when I try to change from “arunsathiya1995” to “arunsathiya”, I get an error message because “arunsathiya” is already in use right now. :-/

    I’m not sure what I can do. Help needed badly.



    Easy. Just change your Display Name. You can change it to anything, even if it’s in use. Do that on your Profile page under Nicknames.


    I don’t want to change my display name! I want to change my username!



    Well, then you are, as the staffer explained, out of luck. If you insist not only on your name being displayed as X but the underlying admin identity actually being X and X is in use and you don’t have access to that account, then you can’t get what you want.

    If all you want is to make your name appear as X on your blog, then follow my instructions.


    I understand. But isn’t there any other way? Both the accounts belong to me! :-( Please.



    I assume you’ve tried to sign in and clicked the “Forgot my password button?”


    I’ve tried forgot my password option for “arunsathiya” account, but unfortunately, I have lost access to the email ID associated with that account. I’ve mentioned this earlier in this forum.

    Help needed. :-(



    Hi again,

    I have sent you a private email with further account recovery options. Please note that if you do not have any of the information requested and therefore cannot prove ownership of arunsathiya, we will not be able to return that account to you.

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