Most of the time when I become involved in a conversation that include WordPress you might of see me bring up security. It is not because there is something wrong with WordPress but the fact that is easy to say ” just install WP and you will be online in no time”. Even though this statement is true you need to bee aware & understand that there are security measures you need to take to ensure you keep a strong secured install.
So, today we begin our first release of WordPress security tips. Once a month we will compile all security tips into one post. Should you want to discuss or share your own tips feel free to post a comment.
WordPress Admin User login
Changing your Admin user ID is highly recommended since as this will be the first attempt to getting access to a WP install. This can be done at time of install or after. Avoid a common user ID such as Administrator or Admin.
Fresh install – When installing WordPress choose another username other than Admin or Administrator. This help avoid been an easy exploit target.
Changing Admin (already installed WP) – If you already have wordpress installed with user admin or administrator you can easily change this by following the steps below:
- Login with the admin account
- Create a new user with the administrator privileges. (Located on the left menu -> Users –> Add New)
- Login with the new user and delete the admin/administrator user. (Located on the left menu -> Users –> All Users)