Why do I get an error when trying to change my username?

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  • #1126449

    Why do I receive an error message (Error: Your password is too weak: Looks like you’re including easy to guess information about yourself. Try something a little more unique.) when trying to change my username?

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

    #1126550

    timethief
    Member

    The words in the warning convey the answer to your question. Please accept the information being provided in that message and follow instructions or else you will not be able to proceed. Choose a strong password that is NOT used on any other site you visit or on your email account and cannot be easily guessed at. This is to insure blog security and prevent hacking, which is rampant among those who do not follow security protocol.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/selecting-a-strong-password/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/security/

    #1126552

    But it has nothing to do with my password. The change username screen doesn’t ask you to input your password, just your new username. Twice. Also, as a precaution, as I did pay attention to the error message, I changed my password not half an hour ago and the site itself told me I had a strong password.

    #1126555

    timethief
    Member

    I did pay attention to the error message, I changed my password not half an hour ago and the site itself told me I had a strong password.

    Thanks for telling me that. Have you checked your email client spam/junk mail filter for the confirmation email and have you clicked the confirmation link in it yet?

    #1126561

    Haven’t received a thing.

    #1126562

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for getting back to me. I’m sorry this is happening to you. I have tagged this thread for Staff support. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond.

    #1126569

    Thanks for your help!

    #1126573

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome.

    #1126751

    zandyring
    Staff

    Hi there,

    This was a problem that was fixed earlier today – could you try one more time? You MIGHT have to change your password again (if you had to change it once already during this process), but otherwise you should be fine.

    Cheers!

    #1126788

    Thank you. Everything worked splendidly. Cheers.

    #1126794

    zandyring
    Staff

    Terrific!

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