I know, I know, don’t tell me: your website username is “admin.”
If so, you’re in luck.
Because I’m gonna tell you…
- Why you’re making it way easier for hackers to break into your website when you have “admin” as your user name
- How to delete the admin user in WordPress and replace it with a secure alternative
It’s easy and quick, I promise. Log into your website and watch the video below to follow along. I’ll also introduce you to one of my favorite tools for coming up with bulletproof passwords.
How to delete the admin user in WordPress
Remember: “admin” is the first user name option hackers try when attempting to hack into any WordPress website.
It’s crucial that, if you’re using “admin,” you replace it with an unpredictable user name.
And if your password is weak? (Are you not using symbols + uppercase + lowercase + numbers?) That also puts you at great risk. So check out the strong password generator and put it to great use!
A secure user name and password go a tremendously long way toward keeping your online biz home safe. It’s non-negotiable and totally worth the 2-min (non-)hassle!
Pssst… here’s the video tutorial on how to use Wordfence, a stellar free security plugin, to help you keep hackers and malware the hell away from your site. The paid version is fantastic, but the free one is good as well and definitely better than nothing at all!
Did you find this video on how to delete the admin user in WordPress useful? I’ve got a whole lot more where that came from!
In fact… The DIY Website Maintenance Course covers WordPress security (and other vital topics) in detail, all with step by step video tutorials to make things easy and actionable. (So, y’know, this shiz actually gets done.)
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