Username vs. Display Name

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I sent this in the “Password Issues Resolved” newsletter but I thought I’d post it here as well. In the future, announcements like this will be categorized under administrative.

The difference between your username and your display name.1

Your username is how you login to the site.  You are not able to change this.

You may, however, change your display name.  Your display name is how you look to the outside world.  E.g., This is the name that shows up if you leave a comment when you are logged in.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

1 See also, this article in the WordPress Codex