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You can always make changes to your profile. You can access it from a couple of different places.

In the Toolbar across the top in the far right, you’ll see a little greeting with your name. If you were to hover over that, one of the choices you’ll see is Edit My Profile.

However, you can also go to the Sidebar Menu, go down to Users, and catch your profile from there as well.

There are a couple of different things you might want to set up. For example, you might want to change the color scheme so that clients can easily view your website and read your content without straining their eyes.

One of the things I like to do is to turn off the Toolbar. I have my website in a separate tab, so I can see it exactly the way anyone visiting the site will see it.

You’ll also notice a couple of other things here. First, you can not change your username. So make sure you choose a username you like upon installation.

Keep in mind certain themes will allow you to see additional information, especially if you’re posting. For example: first name, last name, nickname, and the way that name is displayed. Something you can change, however, is your email address, so feel free to do that.

If you have site collaborators, they can say what website they’re affiliated with. They can also put biographical information and a profile picture—which is great if you’re blogging, or if you have a news aggregate or magazine site and you have contributors. You can even link that to a separate Gravatar account.

You also have the ability to generate passwords not just for the administrators, but for site contributors as well. For example, you can create individual passwords for your content writers or editors that will allow them access while maintaining admin control.

The most important thing here, especially if you do a lot of work on public devices—like hotel kiosks for example—is that if you forget to log out, you’ll see the warning “Whoops!” and you can click this button to log out of all devices. As long as someone didn’t get in ahead of you, everything’s good.

Lastly, all you need to update this is to click that giant button. You’ll see the green bar, and we’re good to go.

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