Video tutorial: How to remove the admin account in WordPress

In response to my post about brute force attacks against the admin username in WordPress yesterday many users have contacted me asking how to remove the admin user from their installations. In this video I demonstrate how to remove the user completely and attribute all its posts with a new administrator account.

Step by Step

  1. Log in as admin
  2. Change email address
  3. Create new administrator account
  4. Log out and log in as new administrator
  5. Delete admin account
  6. Associate all admin account posts with new administrator

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About Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a staff author at lynda.com specializing in WordPress and web design and development and an instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He is a popular speaker and educator on all things design, web standards and open source. As the owner and Web Head at Pink & Yellow Media, a boutique style digital media company in Burnaby, BC, Canada, he has created WordPress-based web solutions for multi-national companies, political parties, banks, and small businesses and bloggers alike. He also contributes to the local WordPress community by organizing Meetups and WordCamps.

One comment:

  1. Good advice – I need to go through and update a few of my old websites. Now I make it a habit when setting up a website to use a more unique username. Much appreciated, keep fighting the good fight!

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