Over the next few days we will post essential security tips for you to action – hackers are busy and however small your blog may seem in the grand scheme of the blogosphere, they’re not that fussy.
Each of these tips we will be adding to all the WordPress clients we look after, so you don’t need to worry (though you are encouraged to get stuck in and be aware of this yourselves!)
If someone wants to get in to your WordPress, what is the most obvious administrator level username to target? There are several ways to protect your “admin” username, but this is one of the simplest things to do:
- Create a new admin level user in your WordPress (if you don’t already have one)
- Give it a strong password of random letters, numbers and some symbols – such as gjoieng397vj%! (please don’t use that one at all!!)
- Logout then login as the new “admin” user
- Downgrade your existing “admin” username to subscriber
There is more for you to action, but start off with this. Next we’ll install some plugins that will help to secure your WordPress.