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Username Changer

Change usernames easily

Changing usernames should be a pretty straightforward feature. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn't allow it by default. Username Changer attempts to remedy that oversight.

Author Daniel J Griffiths
Contributors section214
Tags display name, login, user, username
  1. username-changer screenshot 1

    Settings Panel - The settings panel allows you to configure username rules and message string, as well as providing a simple method for contacting our support.

  2. username-changer screenshot 2

    Changing A Username - Since version 3.0.0, usernames are now changed through the user profile page.

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit 'Plugins > Add New'
  2. Search for 'Username Changer'
  3. Activate Username Changer from your Plugins page


  1. Download Username Changer
  2. Upload the 'username-changer' folder to the '/wp-content/plugins' directory of your WordPress installation
  3. Activate Username Changer from your Plugins page
  • Version 3.1.0 =
  • Added: Email notification support
  • Added: Nickname support
  • Improved: SQL performance
  • Improved: Dynamically update profile files

Version 3.0.1

  • Fixed: Typo in readme file

Version 3.0.0

  • Improved: Replaced the clunky interface with an inline profile field (props: Danny van Kooten)
  • Added: Settings panel

Version 2.1.1

  • Removed: Deprecated functions

Version 2.0.5

  • Fixed: Contributor field

Version 2.0.4

  • Updated: Plugin metalinks

Version 2.0.3

  • Fixed: User nice name support

Version 2.0.2

  • Added: multisite support

Version 2.0.1

  • Added: Proper username sanitization
  • Improved: Minor code cleanup

Version 2.0.0

  • Improved: Converted to class-based structure

Version 1.4

  • Added: Include author url (nicename) in update process

Version 1.3

  • Fixed: Properly escaped vars on POST (I think)

Version 1.2

  • Fixed: Minor tweak to previous release

Version 1.1

  • Added: Action on All Users page
  • Improved: User dropdown is now sorted alphabetically

Version 1.0

  • Initial release

Is Username Changer compatible with Co-Authors Plus?

Yes! Username Changer works out of the box with Co-Authors Plus.

Version 3.1.0

Requires WordPress version: 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 12 Jan 2017

Date Added: 15 May 2012


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