Account

Account Settings

You can review and edit basic account information in Account Settings.

To go to Account Settings, click on your Gravatar in the upper right-hand corner of your admin bar, then choose Account Settings on the left.

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Here is a direct link to Account Settings.


Account Settings

Username

Your WordPress.com username must be unique. You can change your username by typing in a new one into the username field and following the instructions that appear. Your WordPress.com username will display next to any posts you make in the WordPress.com forums.

Once you change your username you will not be able to change it back and the old name will not be available for you or anyone to use. If you just want to show your name differently please only change your Display Name. For more information on how to change your email please check this page.

Email Address

Required. You may change this, but note that email addresses cannot be shared among accounts. That is, one email address cannot be registered with multiple accounts. You will be sent a confirmation link to verify your email when you create a new account or change your email address.

Although your email address will not be displayed publicly on WordPress.com, when you comment on any site while logged into your WordPress.com account, the e-mail address will be visible to the site’s owner/administrator. For more information on how to change your email please check this page

Primary Site

Choose which site in your account you want to be your primary site. If you have more than one site in your account, the primary site is the site that’s selected by default when you open WordPress.com in your browser.

If you only have one site there will be no dropdown, and that site will be set as primary automatically.

Only WordPress.com sites on which your account is a user, or self-hosted WordPress sites connected to your account via Jetpack can be set as the primary site.

Web Address

Not required. The full URL of your main website or blog. The Web Address will be the link used for your Public Display Name when you leave comments on WordPress.com sites or in the forums. Changing your Web Address will not affect the link on existing comments; it will only change the link for future comments you leave.

Interface Language

Set the primary language of your WordPress.com administrative screens. To set the language of your actual blog, go to your blog’s General Settings.

In-page Translator

Turning this option on will enable an in-page translation tool where available. It can be used to help translate the WordPress.com interface.

Remember: If you make any changes to your Account settings, be sure to click the Save Changes button at the bottom!

We use some third party tools to collect data about how users interact with our site. You can find more information about how we use these tools in our privacy policy. If you’d prefer that we not track your interactions you may opt out by using the links in this section of your account settings.


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Dashboard Color Scheme

You can change the color scheme on your dashboard to one that feels more comfortable to you. Don’t forget to save the changes before leaving the page.


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Close Your Account

This will let you close your account permanently. For more details, please visit this page.


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Privacy

We use some third party tools to collect data about how users interact with our site. You can find more information about how we use these tools in our privacy policy. If you’d prefer that we not track your interactions you may opt out by using the links in this section of your account settings.

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