For WordPress users, following are the very basic and obvious security installments for your WordPress powered website. Apply the security enhancement if you haven’t done yet.
Follow the steps very precisely and you will find your definite goal.
1. Change your username admin to something else:
If you install WordPress manually, this involves modifying the database. Fantastic users are able to pick admin user and password as part of the installation process. There are more fields to fill in but you may end up with more secure WordPress installation.
|$ mysql -u bloguser -pPassword: mypasswordmysql> use myblog;
mysql> update wp23jk1_users set user_login=’myadm’ where user_login=’admin’;
You may use phpMyAdmin and paste the SQL command (the update line) to execute it.
Alternatively, you may edit the value manually using phpMyAdmin web interface.
Now your admin user name is myadm instead of admin.
2. Pick Secure Password for Admin
Changing your admin username to something else is not a guarantee that people will not be able to guess it. For instance, if you use your username as the displayed meta data in every post, or you enable author specific page in multi-author blog, you will reveal your user name to the world.
With that assumption, you should pick secure password for your WordPress login. Combine upper and lowercase characters and numbers. You can also follow the following link in our blog to find out how to create a strong password.