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Hi All

I want to rename the database and username of a WordPress site.  Although I will backup first I want to make sure it's done right.  Am I right by saying this can be done in 3 steps.

1) Rename the database in the My SQL section of the hosting package
2) Assign a user to the database
3) Change these lines to the correct DB name in wp-config.php

/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'z49te592_wp639');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'z49te592_wp639');

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I want to do this as I am adding more and more sites and some of the naming conventions are not very good and want to keep track of what relates to each-other.

Thank you in advance for your assistance
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Jason C. Levine earned 2000 total points
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That should be all you need to do to ensure WP continues to work.
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Thank you, I shall do this tonight!
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