A simple tweak to improve wordpress security
With some WordPress installers, the default WordPress installation has a username of ‘admin’.
You should change this admin username because if your site does suffer a hacking attempt and you haven’t removed the default user, the hacker would already have half of the login credentials and would only have to do a ‘brute-force’ attack to try to guess your password.
In this video I will show you how to add a new administrator and then remove the previous default admin username.
The simple step-by-step
From within the WordPress dashboard:
- Click on users in the left-hand menu
- Add a new administrator user with a strong password
- Login in with new user details
- Goto Users and delete the default ‘admin’ user
- You will be prompted to transfer the ownership of content to another user
It’s a very simple process but one that can help.
In addition to this you should consider installing a security plugin – (I’ll create a tutorial on this soon), always use strong passwords and take regular backups.
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