How to Add or Change Full Name in WordPress

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Is your WordPress site displaying the wrong name in blog posts?

During the installation process, WordPress asks you to enter a username. This username will then be displayed to the WordPress theme as the post author or site admin.

In this article, we will show you how to add and change your full name in WordPress.

Why Change Full Name in WordPress?

When you install WordPress, you will be asked to set up a username that will be used to log in. Many people choose usernames by mixing different words and numbers.

Full name welcome

Then, the username you entered will be displayed in the post you wrote. However, it doesn’t look professional because it contains numbers.

Post author name

Luckily, WordPress has its own settings that you can use to change the display name to your full name.

Now, let’s see how to add or change your full name in WordPress.

How to Change or Add Your Name in WordPress

Adding a name and telling WordPress to use your full name instead of your username is actually really easy.

Just go to Users > Profile page in your admin area.

If you don’t see the ‘Users’ menu in the left panel, it means you’re not an administrator on this site. However, you can still make changes to the profile by clicking the Profile menu.

Then scroll to the section where you can see options to add first name, last name, and nickname.

Enter your name and click the Update Profile button when finished.

Enter your name

After filling in these fields, click the drop-down menu next to ‘Display name publicly as’.

Choose a name to show to the public

You can now choose from a first or last name, full name, nickname, or username to appear with the post. When finished, click the Update Profile button to save the changes.

You will notice that the username has now changed in the top right corner of the WordPress admin area.

Name has changed

If you visit the website and see the post you write, then it will display your full name and not the username.

Post author name display

If you wish to change your display name in the future, then simply revisit your profile and repeat these steps with your new name.

We hope this tutorial helped you learn how to add or change your full name in WordPress. You may also want to learn how to fix missed WordPress schedule error.

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