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Changing the username of a user

These instructions are for the new themes. If you are using an old theme, please use these instructions instead.

  1. Log in to your forum account.
  2. Click the Avatar image located towards the top-right of the page.
  3. Click the Settings link from the dropdown.
  4. Click the Edit icon next to the username. If there is no Edit icon, that means the logged in user has not been assigned as an administrator or the user hasn't been given permission to change their own username.
  5. Please follow the directions displayed on the screen from there.

The ability for a user to change their own username can be set on a per user group basis by following the directions below:

  1. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
  2. Click the Users link
  3. In the Users menu, click the Group Permissions link.
  4. Click the Manage link next to the user group you want to edit.
  5. Click the Permissions link.
  6. Check or uncheck the Change username option under the Account Permissions section.
  7. Save your settings.


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