WordPress Speed Up Service | WordPress Website Maintenance Packages Reply To: Remove author page with username in it, security risk?, by Balint Toth Hi @cschultzie3! Just sharing my two cents here. I have had the same thoughts on one of my sites. On one hand, it is really not a security issue, and WordPress out of the box does not allow you to hide your username since every post and comment clearly displays it. If you are worried somebody might try to log in to your website with that username, what I did is, I created two separate users. One is my everyday user account which I am using to post new things, make comments, etc. But I have set that user as ‘Editor’. That means I can edit and create posts, pages, and comments, but for example, I do not have access to any admin related settings that could be used to do any harm to the website. I am using my other user account for that only when I need to do change some setting or install a plugin, modify the theme, etc… Since that admin user does not have any posts or pages or comments created, essentially it’s username does not show up anywhere on the site. And the wise thing to do here is to choose a username that is not related in any way to your website name. Also, if you are worried about your website security, make sure you have a backup solution installed, preferably by a WordPress plugin, don’t count your hosting company to do it for you, better do it yourself! Cheers, Balint Reply To: Remove author page with username in it, security risk?