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WPVN – Username Changer


This plugin lets you change user’s login username. It changes user_nicename as well so that your author link will correspond to your new username.


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  • Erik Billerby: Swedish
  • Igor Oliveira Ferreira: Brazillian Portuguese


  • WPVN – Username Changer (English – WordPress 4.0)
  • WPVN – Username Changer (Vietnamese – WordPress 2.8)
  • WPVN – Username Changer (English – WordPress 2.8)


  1. Search in Plugin Installer for WPVN or USERNAME or you download this plugin here and upload to the plugin directory
  2. Then activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to ‘Users->Change Username’ to change your username.


September 3, 2016
50% of the entire code circles around “level_can_use”, i.e., role/level-based authorization, which has been deprecated many moons ago. Additionally, it only allows to rename your own username.
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Contributors & Developers

“WPVN – Username Changer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.