Websites at WA Even More Powerful and Secure than Ever!

Last Update: February 19, 2015

Today we have completed a significant update to the entire website network at Wealthy Affiliate.

The website industry is struggling with protecting WordPress websites from hacking and from a massive botnet which is constantly trying to break into your website by guessing your user passwords. No web hosting company in the world is doing a good job at protecting passwords, managing them, and keeping the hard work of the website owners safe and secure at all times.

We see this as opportunity to do what no other company is able to do, while at the same time create a password management and security layer that is unparalleled, and quite frankly light years ahead of the "rest" of the hosting industry.

I would like to spend a few minutes here to explain why websites at Wealthy Affiliate are the most secure, powerful, and streamlined anywhere in the world.

Password Management & Auto Login

How many times have you forgotten your password and had to request it using the forgot password function? This is one of the most prevalent issues with owning a website, but it's no longer an issue at WA because we now allow you to reset your passwords and enable auto-login right from your SiteManager details page. You can now auto login and manage passwords for all Administrator users of your website.

If you have a custom password right now, we won't know what it is, so you will want to SYNCHRONIZE your password. This will reset it to a far more secure password, and enable auto-login for that user.

In many cases you will already have a secure password that was installed with your website. In this case your auto login will work right away like it always has.

If you ever want to change your password, simply click on RESET, and we will generate a brand new secure password for you.

So, can I choose my own password?

Part of our new security for your website is password management. We now create passwords for you that cannot be guessed or hacked. Along with the security benefit of us creating secure passwords for you, comes our ability to maintain the auto-login feature for all of your admin website users. This means that you can click the "log in" button and be instantly logged in. Never worry about manually logging into your website again or forgetting what your passwords are, just come into WA and you will be right into your websites with one click!

If you would like to access your site directly without logging into WA, you can still do that and all of your existing passwords will continue to work. However, in order to use our auto-login feature you will need to synchronize the password to ensure it is secure and safe.

Adding New Users, the New Process

When adding new users or editing users within your WordPress admin area, you will notice that there is no password field. As mentioned above, we generate your secure passwords for you, and email you with the password for your records.

You can see all Admin user's from your Website Manager area right here at WA, so if at any time you want to know your admin password, you can see it right there.

It is not necessary to remember your passwords anymore because you can auto-login directly from within WA!

Security Taken to a Whole New Level

A lot of what we have done with this update has happened in the back end and it's not something you will be able to "see". We have done something that no other WordPress hosting provider has done, we've disabled the botnet from being able to attempt to break into your website.

The botnet breaks into millions of WordPress websites and uses them for DDoS attacks, spam, malware, and other malicious activity. In a lot of cases you will never know if you have been compromised. We have now protected you and your hard work from being compromised and used for malicious activity.

Part of the reason most web hosts have trouble keeping WordPress websites up and running (they are constantly having mass “outages”) is because of botnets and the massive strain these attacks like this put on servers. We have completely eliminated the ability for the botnet to hit your website, and this means that your website is going to function better.

Less load on your site equates a higher performing site too! This will lead to many benefits including faster loading pages, higher rankings in Google and the major search engines, and a better experience for your users.


The website platform here at Wealthy Affiliate is truly breaking new ground in the hosting industry and is moving faster than industry standards. No more password trouble, no more trouble logging in, no more having passwords hacked, no more being locked out of your websites, no more hassle, period!

Our ongoing goal is to provide you with the absolute best website building experience that you can get anywhere in the world. These updates have taken WA yet another step above any other Wordpress website host out there and we are proud to make this available to everyone at WA today!

We are just getting started with our SiteRubix website platform innovations and we cannot wait to release the next batch of improvements and features that we are already in development!

We really think that you will love these changes, but as always, we would love to hear your feedback and comments below :)

Carson

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kidcolt Premium
This is great. We can sleep soundly at night knowing we are safe and secure.
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JennieG Premium
That's fantastic, Thankyou! We get so much value for money here!
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I-Pedro-I Premium
Thnx Carson for letting us know!

Best to you and your family.
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Leody Premium
I didn't know these was a recent feature, but it is great! Thanks!
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greenvee Premium
many many thanks.
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Karax Premium
security and user friendly Graphical User Interface before everything! I love that
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CherylK Premium
Excellent!
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JackMadden1 Premium
Great stuff Carson!!Once again WA excels.Good to know that we're in safe hands!!
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HVella Premium
Thanks for the upate
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BigEvent Premium
Awesome, we're in great hands here at WA! Thank you.
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SteveCrozza Premium
Your pro-activity in providing for WA members is astounding, and I am sure that this feature will be a major benefit to all of us.

One thing I would like to see, and I fully understand if it does not happen, is for you to make a summary of changes that you are making to your Siterubix platform.

It could be useful for us as business people when we are trying to decide on a direction ourselves.
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mdbravo1 Premium
how about if our websites are some where else like blue host , i was told you do not have cpanel here , so i kept blue host instead of moving my sites , so how i would i protect my websites or i am reading wrong .
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Love the feedback that encourages me to learn more about the business.
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MohdAnwar Premium
Marvelous development
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johnwnewman Premium
Awesome! Keep up the great work :-)
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JessieGutz91 Premium
Awesome! Just another positive at WA :)
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks for the update Carson! Good info and pro-active moves for us all! Feeling safer already! Cheers! Dave : )
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TonyMonzon Premium
One of my favorite parts about this update is the less load on your website. Whatever makes my website more efficient, secure and ranks higher on Google, is truly the winner. Thanks Carson!
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pinns Premium
good to know. Great work
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JeffL61 Premium
Thank you Carson for informing WA members of the significant steps that you and the tech staff take to protect our sites. Once again it simply proves that WA is a major step ahead of the competition - in fact many many steps!!
Jeff
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tiggisuccess Premium
Thank you for the explanation. I was puzzled that I couldn't create my own password and now I know why - makes a lot of sense. WA is tops! Cheers Jill
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JoePierce Premium
Are there plans to add two-step or two-factor authentication to WA?
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TopAchiever Premium
This is State-Of-The-Art infrastructure and we are privileged to be an integral part of it! Thank you for going to extreme lengths to keep our websites safe!

You are both to be highly commended for your endless dedication and concerted efforts to always improve!

Our humble gratitude with thankful hearts is what resounds from one end of the earth to the other!

We - Thank - You!
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Marilynm1 Premium
Thank you. This is very reassuring.
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petefaith Premium
Big Kudus
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EKautz Premium
Hmmm, I feel like I should be paying more for this. But I am glad to know that I don't have to!

Thank you for keeping our sites safe, easy to access and providing even better ranking power than before.

ROCK ON!
E
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Quincy17677 Premium
Net security and password management at a new and higher level is great news. Congratulations on the innovation.
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Anewcreature Premium
A great feature with great preaction and security for the Wealthy Affiliate community
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incorrect Premium
cool..
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IDEAMAN88 Premium
Cool. I have several sites hosted elsewhere and will be adding them to WA for security and added benefits. Cheers!
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vescaBarca Premium
cool stuff man,,,
it really puts my mind at ease to know that WA is thinking about its people and community's websites safety,,,,

the safer and better it is ,,,, the easier it is for us to market it and convince others to join and upgrade to premium memberships,,,

Most appreciated
Cheers
Sully.
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Ipersaud1 Premium
Thanks Carson. Well done indeed. A terribly important feature.
Its application is far- reaching.

My understanding with regards to affiliate marketing is that, if my site happened to be compromised and subsequently caused other sites to be affected, I could then be held liable for related damages.
Scary stuff, Ish.
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Frann12 Premium
WA...Keepin' it on....Keepin' it strong....I applaud you Kyle and Carson!!!
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Avecita Premium
Just one more reason to love WA!
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KelleyRiedel Premium
YAAAA WA! I am sharing your excitement with all the new website improvements AND SECURITY!!!!
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flygirl Premium
I just love these security features and find it so quick and easy to login from my WA dashboard. Thanks so much!
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rozz Premium
Glad WA did for me a thing I was unable to do myself!
Thanks
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letsrock Premium
Security is everything can’t thank you enough for being proactive
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Kingsailor Premium
Awesome ;)
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larryf20865 Premium
Thanks Carso and Kyle
You make the WA nest, warmer and secure.
Larry
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Kelly999 Premium
Are we more secure when we choose our own password? I use the suggested one the site gave me. Should I make up my own?
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Linlin Premium
My login is still a two-click process. I hit the login button below a photo of my website then another login appears which shows the password and RESET button. It looks like the screenshot above without the Carson user line.

Should I always see that? Couldn't someone else reset the password and hijack my site?
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gombirot Premium
I don't think you should be concerned as much since you login into your wealth affiliate dashboard from which you then login into your Wordpress.

This in a way provides an additional layer of security as opposed to someone who is login in directly into their word press account.

My take.

Tich
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Linlin Premium
Thank you for responding. I would feel better if that second login didn't come up unless I wanted to reset the password. Carson said that it would be a One touch login. Tich, does your login come up twice??
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gombirot Premium
Yes, it sure does. Unless if I am wrong One touch to me would mean the one click on the login in button and that's all.

At least for me as I am not manually typing my password to get to my Wordpress dashboard.

Tich
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Linlin Premium
No I don't manually type in my password. I hit login and another login text with the reset option becomes available and then I hit login again.
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CCunningham Premium
What you are seeing is a brand new SECURITY FEATURE that was added to WA. We have that at WA not to many other sites do. It also allows you to be able to change your password at any moment and keeps you from being hacked.
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Daniel01 Premium
Hi I recently checked the hyperlinks on one of my websites and I found one that should bring the internaut to WA website was highjacked to a competiror website...
So security has been a big issue and I do hope that all the recent improvements will stop these highjackings.
Thanks for improving security as I will never be sure if I lost any new members to this highjacked link.
Daniel
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Linlin Premium
Daniel, does the link actually take you to the competitor website? How would they do that?
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Daniel01 Premium
Hi Linlin
I actually have no idea but it is a fact my actual hyperlink was directly going to his website. So I suspect that my password was discovered or they force brute their link in mine somehow. I am not an expert but I have seen this also in the past. Now with the new safety measure I change password every time I logging my website, it feels a lot more secure.
Daniel
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gombirot Premium
Sad what people does. These are the same people who will compromise the reputation of the good guys.

Hopefully, you will get double in what you already lost in traffic.

Wish you all the best.

Tich
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curtlaw Premium
Carson & Kyle;
Thanks for the update. I don't know enough about the technology of the computer network technology, it's massive and technical. But, you have a HUGE responsibility and the community depends on you to get the job done. For what it's worth; you guys have more to loose (and not just DOLLARS) than the members of the community.
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keye Premium
That is brilliant, thanks Carson n WA hosting team :)
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RDean Premium
Thanks, Carson is good to know that our data are secured
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elliseng Premium
Thanks, Carson !
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OgGrover Premium
It's good to know you have secured the gateway and the key is safe, thanks.
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la1 Premium
Hi Carson, thanks for taking care of WA and keeping everything secure.
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msh2501 Premium
Hello Carson, I would like to know if by pressing synchronize it will show me the new password so I can enter it in my Norton security passwords vault in order to be able to access my website without logging it in Wealthy Affiliate.
Thank you, Martha
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AllynBeekman Premium
After synchronizing, click on Log Me In. You'll see your new password which you can then copy and put anywhere you want.
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msh2501 Premium
AllynBeekam, thank you for your answer. I will do that.
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wombat2 Premium
Cool. This is a great feature. We tend to take site security for granted. Thank you
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gombirot Premium
I agree.

Tich
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anomaly30 Premium
I think its terribly wack that you try and force us to continue to go through WA so that we will have to face more complexity if we do not wish to use your services anymore. It is very clear that this is less a "security" issue as it is a dependency issue. I have wasted over a week trying to allow my team to access my site through WA. I have tried this procedure above and it doesn't work.

Because YOU blocked it. Everytime I attempt to add a new user or change my password I am unable to b/c I am faced with a white screen from WA blocking my ability to do so.

Please refer to screenshot attached. I think this is garbage and a filthy business tactic utilized to line your pockets and filch the poor clueless members who think they're dependent on this site. Anyone reading this YOU DON'T NEED WA or THE COURSES save yourself the money it only costs 13$/year. SAVE your money !

If I'm wrong call my bluff. And best believe everyone I know or meet will not be hearing about WA nor will I renew my membership here.
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larryf20865 Premium
I believe this is a plugin issue. I and few other WA members had this same problem.
You could go into siterubix and request a support ticket.
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donco6 Premium
He'd rather whine here.
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Merci! Good to know these important items. Thanks for sharing!
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Indi-Em Premium
Excellent! Thank you.
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Emmylou Premium
Thanks Carson, this is a fine example of "pay it forward". I can see how helping our business helps your business. I am so glad I joined WA.
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Daniel01 Premium
I can not stress enough the power of hackers and all the tools they can use so I am very proud to be in WA where we are proactive and just not wait for the worst to happen. THANKS
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Iceichi Premium
I think that this is a great improvement, and do support the idea of this upgrade.
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JaneS Premium
Cant even believe this! It is great to hear this as so many companies are being hacked and it sounds like they just refuse to do the extra work to insure security. Thanks!
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LLeary Premium
Thanks Carson, great job!
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uniqueone Premium
Thank You Carson.
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DLDuerre Premium
I've been out of town for several days on my job. Carson, you aways do an out standing job on every thing you do, and now you've developed the best security for us. What a great guy you are. Thank you so much.
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Nicolasganea Premium
Thanks for all your hard work carson and Kyle! best hosting site ever!
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DavidKay Premium
Hi Carson - that's great news!!
I have a problem though - can't log into my site, it goes to /wp-logmein.php and just a white screen... :-s
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Lemark Premium
Hi Carson and congratulations on closing the door for the bots. Excellent.

What about (auto) registering new users through WordPress front end? Ie allowing new users to register via page? Is it possible now with this new feature of autogenerating the password.

I must admit that I forgot how the process of front end registering works with WP because I didn't allow it on my pages for a long time.

I am asking because I will need this possibility for a future website.

Thank you very much for your answer and for the effort you all are putting into WA.
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supersales68 Premium
Hosting is so important. I appreciate your comments and your forward thinking looking out for those of us that are members. Those that aren't, this is an important benefit you should be looking for. Join today! You will soon learn how important it is.
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mchomebiz Premium
Thank you Carson. This is much appreciated.
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DonaldCillo Premium
Thank you Carson
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islandcat7 Premium
Great work Carson.
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DonaldPaul Premium
Very cool to hear this and know that security is a top priority here at WA, thanks Carson. Also one more giant bit of ammo to share with others while promoting WA.
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drric Premium
One word : Bravo!
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SharonAllen1 Premium
Its great, I love the system. You guys are the CAT'S MEOW
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geney33 Premium
Thank you Carson great update. Gilles
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Defiant6 Premium
Love this update!! Thank you so much!
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AlejandraB Premium
Wonderful update, thanks Carson.
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Freedomseekr Premium
It seems WA is always one step ahead of the game. It's great to hear our sites are so well protected, Carson.

Thank you for such an awesome update!
Best wishes :) -Sherry
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JewelCarol Premium
This indeed is a wonderful update, thank you Carson. :)
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Wardah1 Premium
I was wondering why there are 2 passwords to log into my website. Now I get the answer, great work, thank you.
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malric Premium
Brilliant! WELL DONE .Thank you very much. Its great to haNG out with WA.
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abellrings Premium
Hi Carson:
I am so glad that i found WA to do my online business. I do not have my website finished yet,but I feel secure when i do get it online. You and Kyle do a marvelous job for all of us here.Thank you for your hard work. abellrings
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Carson Premium
Hey Audrey, great to hear that you're working hard on your website, that's awesome! Keep going with it and make sure to ask for some feedback when you are ready here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/website-feedback

Thanks for the support!
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Matu Premium
Thank you guys, it is nice to know that you are looking after us :)
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masibindi Premium
nice one Carson, thank you for looking after us.
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montewolfe1 Premium
Nice to know that you guys are always working to improve WA and it components, I love it, thank you very much...good luck(we make our own) and good life.
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JanBrase Premium
I had noticed the new login. The more I find out about WA the more pleased I am to have found it!

Jan
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Carson Premium
I'm glad you found us too Jan!! Thanks for dropping in to leave a comment :)
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chelskirob Premium
great work guys
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veronica.l Premium
That sounds great!
Is there an easy backup feature in the plans?
That`s something that would be a great addition.

Thanks for all the hard work you guys put in!!
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Carson Premium
Hi Veronica,

We back up your website everyday for you and in the case that you lost your site or your work, we could go back into our vault of backups and help you get things back online.

We do not make these backups available because they are not in a format that be of much use to you as the site owner, but you can rest assured that your hard work is backed up. Your website is also running simultaneously on two servers so if one were to go down, you wouldn't lose a thing.

Carson
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veronica.l Premium
Thanks Carson, I didn't know that! That's great! I have to reconsider where I host my sites for sure...

Thank you!
Veronica
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stn67 Premium
This Become better and better
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JAZZmom41 Premium
Wonderful!
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Shawn Martin Premium
Nice work, as usual. :)
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Darrenteh Premium
Thanks a lot. It will be more convenient for us:)
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PansyB Premium
Great idea! Very thoughtful. Thanks.
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ncrvenkovska Premium
You are reading my minds Carson. I was about to ask you some security questions myself, and now I can be relaxed...
Thank you!
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donco6 Premium
Great news - thanks for all your work. My site is very reliable.
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tomtitty006 Premium
Great news Carson.How is the wee man doing?
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katzee Premium
Can it get any better than this? This is awesome!
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Carson Premium
Thanks for the support Katharina!
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Firekeeper Premium
That answers a question I had recently!
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JAyres Premium
That's a pretty awesome update!
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RichardU Premium
Thanks Carson . Thanks for the peace of mind news !
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MWieringa Premium
Thanks, it is really helpful.
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ChrisBL Premium
Hi Carson thanks for the extra piece of mind knowing we are safe is a real benefit. I was hacked recently on my web site, i believe, but the support said it was a plugin called buddypress, the messages i received were a little bit disconcerting.
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curtlaw Premium
Thanks for the update. Your action assures me that WA Community is the place to be.
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Inspiration1 Premium
Thanks for protecting us. I am proud of WA.
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Strap Premium
Even more value for my monthly subscription - thank you!
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lindon11 Premium
Good work!
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Lesmyb Premium
Thank you. Another good reason to refer people to WA :-)
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kpatrice Premium
H! Carson, this is reassuring. I am grateful to you for the lengths you take to protect us. Please know that your efforts are very much appreciated. Continue the good work.
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rebeccas Premium
Your commitment to excellence in the industry continues to be awe inspiring. You are setting the bar higher beyond the reach of other hosting companies. Thanks for the awesome new security benefits!

I'm so glad to hear that your little one is better!
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Strider2014 Premium
Thanks to all the WA team, this level of service and thoroughness is what sets you guys apart from the rest. Appreciate it and good to know our sites are safer for being here in WA.
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JJordie Premium
Please thank the team that keeps us up and running smoothly.
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EFors Premium
Thank you for this. Feels safe. :))
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Rablo33 Premium
Hi, this does sound really cutting edge. I don't understand all the technical stuff but it is great to know that you are staying many steps in front of the "bad" guys. It appears to be the only way to beat them. Thanks and great work.
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ThomasJA Premium
I am convinced that god lead me to WA, because just by chance I was looking at the Scamxposer's comments on new business opp's and David Harris gave your company a top rating, so I immediately went to your site through his link,
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Daleen Premium
Wow this is wonderful thank you for always improving WA, this is why i joined,because we always get the best. Thank again
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dj-drea Premium
cool! How do I move a website here that is currently hosted somewhere else?
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Hollywood Premium
Try Site Rubix then Site Builder. Look under Domain That You Own. You need to point the ns1 and ns2 toward Wealthy Affiliate. I'm not on a PC to help more but this will get you going.
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atlanticus Premium
Absolutely awesome, thanks Carson.
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Christabelle Premium
Another Awesome feature to Wealthy Affiliate! Thank you again for all your hard work and for all the improvements! I am so very happy I was led here to WA! I am continuing to hold Kai and you all in prayer!
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jtb527 Premium
So fantastic to hear. I didn't even know that there was a treath at all. This, just confirmes what I already belive: This Site here is the real deal. Thanks all you Guys for always deliver World Class material in here. Best Regards Jim Bauhn
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sxtrotter Premium
Thanks Carson, anything that will make us better, I appreciate.
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Cheol Premium
Thank you for great job!!
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DroGodina Premium
You and Kyle are truly making the experience at Wealthy Affiliate uncomparable to anything else out in the world. :-) Fantastic work and hats off to both of you men!
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ROHaragraff Premium
Sweet! Thanx Poppa WA!
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siamjerry Premium
Very great to know we have the highest levels of security!
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Kurisuchan Premium
That's awesome! Thank you WA!
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whitsunday Premium
Awesome work.Thank you.
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WadeB Premium
This new security will be yet another great point when promoting WA. It's another excellent reason reason for folks to join!
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SaltyG Premium
Thanks for forward thinking.
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auden Premium
Awesome! No wonder I seeing the pop up a day or 2 ago.
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jazminf Premium
Sounds awesome Carson:)
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eeohome Premium
I did the reset thing and clicked on log in now. But the next time I tried to log in I got the reset message again. Why is that?
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Linlin Premium
As Carson states: "If you ever want to change your password, simply click on RESET, and we will generate a brand new secure password for you." So in order for us to obtain a new password we need the Reset message each time.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that is why it is there each time.
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KatieMac Premium
you do not need to do it again think its in case you want to change your password
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Linlin Premium
Yes. That's what I meant Katie. But it appears every time u login. Whether u need it or not. :)
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KatieMac Premium
I just login and it seems to work I know they were making the sites more secure
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PaulChetwyn Premium
i find that this is great news. Thanks Carson
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Kelly76 Premium
Thank you!
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AllynBeekman Premium
I love this! Fantastic improvement, especially knowing the security is even better. Thanks so much.
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Pauly16 Premium
Carson; I speak for all here. How lucky we all are to have owners with great forsite, averting any potential upcoming problems. Bravo Pauly16
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GBay Premium
Look guys most if not all the that you are doing is Greek to me all I can say in the words of Triumph..."fight the good fight everybody" and also in the words of me... THANKS
GBay
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Sui_generis Premium
You guys are simply amazing! I hope this blog means that little Kai is doing better and you're able to work more.
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harmonic Premium
Glad to see this update. Just a couple of white hat hacking classes showed me how much of a problem the black hats present. I for one am really reassured and appreciate this action very much! Thank-you.
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hectoroliver Premium
It os reassuring to have you and Kyle in charge,
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rosieM Premium
You guys never cease to amaze! Have you offered your services to WordPress? There is so much going on 'out there', such a waste of great talents....gone wrong. Hoping all going well for your family; the prayers never end.....
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mama2karsten Premium
Thank You very much.
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gombirot Premium
Simply amazing. You guys are the best there is in internet marketing the world over. Period. We love you for looking out for us. I think that's just selfless a quality that's getting rarer by the day.
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richpierson5 Premium
That's good news Carson thank you.
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CCunningham Premium
This is good news and good information. We always feel better when we know we are protected to the fullest--THANKS!
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gmegs Premium
Just tried it out Carson - AWESOME!
... so much easier.
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David-Salt Premium
Love it here at WA!
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Tinnakon Premium
Totally love it.
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Shazza63 Premium
feeling so happy to be a part of this wonderful WA
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darrellw Premium
Thank you Carson, and Kyle
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MauroS Premium
Wonderful Carson you're a bless.
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WKnoepp Premium
As this old and slow dummy understands it, I can now use, and continue to use, the password I have set for my site outside WA. I can also take this password, RESET it to the WA Administrator Users form and then hit Synchronize. This then will allow me to log in directly off WA or optionally let me ,log in directly off the web with my original password. Is this correct? Sorry -my old fashioned training is showing.
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DLilly Premium
I'm not qualified to answer your question, but I saw your profile. My first computer operator job was working with an IBM 360 mainframe, in 1978. I never programmed but was an operator for 10 years, mostly on a 370/115 system.
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Carson Premium
Hi Wener,

If it says Synchronize beside a user then it means we don't know what your password is, so you need to click synchronize so we can set it to something secure and something our system knows. Then just click "login now" and you will be straight in.

If you see the "reset" button, then your password is already synchronized and the button is only there in case you want to change it to something else.

You will only every see the synchronize button once until you click it. Then we will know your password going forward.

Hope this helps,

Carson
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rlpoole Premium
I noticed the changes when logging in, great new features
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Gary Sanders Premium
Thank you Carson!!! Happy to be apart of WA!
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Browjack5 Premium
This is just wonderful so happy to be here. Thanks Carson.
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kathypausch Premium
ME TOO!!
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VanessaN Premium
This is really fantastic news. Something else to blog about :-)
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FrankieCat Premium
Awesome new feature! Can't wait to see what is next!!
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neilc Premium
This news is AWESOMETASTIC! Thanks so much, Kyle and Carson. WA is worth every penny ;) I have noticed that my website posts/pages load slightly quicker and my Google Analytics bounce rate has decreased a little too, so I hope this is due to your changes. Neil
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Judy-B Premium
Wow, what can I say except add my many thanks for all you do. Amazing. :)
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Maritere Premium
That's good, that means more security for us!!
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ezformula Premium
How about using clef?
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NWTDennis Premium
First off Carson ... it is really great (inspiring actually) to hear from you, because I'm hoping that means little Kai is on the mend.

As for the substance of your message, I'm running out of words to describe how awesome it is to be a member here at WA. You and Kyle's commitment to excellence is truly amazing.

I wish I could say I truly understand the level of technology you guys are bringing to WA, but I know it's all good ... on all fronts.

Thank you
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Carson Premium
Hey Dennis,

Little Kai is on the mend and my wife and I could not be more happy about how he is handling his treatments, thanks for keeping us in your thoughts!

We've got you covered on the technology front and we will continue to use technology to simplify and innovate the things that we as Internet marketers do so often!

Thanks for the support and for dropping in your feedback :)

Carson
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Antonio-C Premium
It's gonna be a huge impact for all the hackers out there. This is great it make me feel more secure to keep all my visitors e-mail and information safe. Thanks Carson and Kyle.
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Kyle Premium
Most definitely, another security measure (on top of everything that we are already doing behind the scenes) to keep your sites safe and secure!
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KeithBunge Premium
This is always a concern. It is good to know that you are on top of this. None of my business but I wonder if you are hosting through Linux. It seems much easier to maintain safety through this environment.
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Carson Premium
Hi Keith,

Yes we are running linux with a lot of customizations :)

Carson
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WKnoepp Premium
This is a splendid feature, even though my own passwords cannot be hacked. Unless the hacker knows how I think, which is unlikely. Based on mathematical syntax with symbol adjustment dependent on keyboard keys chosen by me, nobody's going to break this. Without a big big big computer.
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Carson Premium
Plain text passwords are very easy for a large botnet to guess, especially if they include words. If you've got your own passwords which are lengthly and include variation in letters, numbers, case, and special characters then you'll be just fine with your own! To enable auto-login through WA you will have to synchronize your passwords so that we can ensure they are of the highest security :)
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AnaSantos Premium
Nice to know that our work is well protected. Congratulations on the excellent work here at WA!
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seesy62 Premium
Nice news are always welcomed- keep up the good work buddy
Sam
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silah77 Premium
Good to know. Thanks Caron for all the information.
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LisB247 Premium
That gives great piece of mind to not have to worry about being hacked.

Thank you tech guys.
Lis.
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Carson Premium
Hi Lis,

Your password being hacked is one way that intruders like the botnet can get into your site. Another way is through insecure plugins and themes. Not to worry, we have you covered on that front as well as we can detect attempts to hack or exploit security issues. At the end of the day, you're in a very safe environment by hosting your sites here at WA!

Carson
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LisB247 Premium
Thank you, Carson. When I start promoting WA I am going to include that on my site as a selling point for people to join WA.

Lis.
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Verina Premium
Great news! Thanks
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BNeki Premium
Big Kudos!
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ddigennaro Premium
That is definitely a secure step in the right direction. Very encouraging.

Thanks Carson,

Dave
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LynetteJ Premium
Much appreciated, thanks for your hard work!
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kathypausch Premium
This is awesome!
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micko999 Premium
great job! thanks
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Wepi Premium
This is a great new. Feeling secure in this web-world is a privilege that only few enjoy. Thanks a lot!
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Carson Premium
Yes, you can absolutely say that again!
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1David Premium
Thanks for the Password update.
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jim416 Premium
I just start seeing the reset box appear at login. Thanks for providing the details behind it all. We are lucky to have pros like you guys behind us. Have a good one hard worker.
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ShirleyWoon Premium
Thank you Carson, though I didn't have any issue before. It looks like you and Kyle have created a foolproof system. God bless you both...
Shirley
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OralC Premium
Great job, Appreciate it.
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adaba063 Premium
this is great, my issue with WA hosting has been with email management

once that is dealt with, then I will be comfortable moving my domains to WA, but not until
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Kinya Premium
Thank you WA staff. If I weren't already a premium member, this would make me become one.
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indamix Premium
I have had multiple users on my website,which lead me to believe my website had been compromised.How is this possible with the protection we supposedly have with WordPress.
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Are you allowing anyone to register?
In General Settings you will see the following.
Uncheck the box.
Membership Anyone can register
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Kinya Premium
Do you have your WP website set up where anyone can become a member? If you do then they'll be able to create accounts on your website and become members.
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Carson Premium
Hi George,

User registration isn't a security problem, it's a setting. If your website allows for users to register, that is why you have multiple users on the site.

You can turn this off in the settings by going to your Settings=>General and un-check the "membership" option box. This means that no one will be able to register on your site.

See the screenshot that I have attached.

Hope this helps,

Carson
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indamix Premium
Thank You Carson
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winsuccess Premium
Carson/Kyle, thanks for always doing more for us!!!!!!
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MozMary Premium
woohoo!
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keymanmd Premium
thank you Carson, Hows Kai doing?
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DarleneB Premium
Outstanding. Thank you & whoever else that was involved for all your hard work implementing this. As soon as my other two hosting companies come up for renewal, I moving them here. The last time one of them was down it was for 3 days -- not impressed.
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Gordon-D Premium
Hi Carson, i noticed this piece of work yesterday just clicked on log in and i was in, i thought at the time "Thats Handy" as im always trying to remember which password i used, great work and thankyou
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DLilly Premium
I did too. great idea.
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KatieMac Premium
That is great I did see the change just was not sure what it meant it is so reassuring thank you... I hope Kai is doing well such a cute wee soul
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divadejunk Premium
Thanks, Carson for solving a problem before we knew there was a problem. WA is definitely on the cutting edge of innovation. Thanks for keeping our websites safe.
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DonaldReid Premium
This article is good news. So much hacking taking place these days.
We appreciate what WA is doing.
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Daniel01 Premium
I would gladly join you if I was not already premium. Way to go and thanks a lot for being careful for all of us
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kennnyb Premium
Terrific no more hacks
Ken
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diondree Premium
It's things like this make me feel extremely lucky to be a member of WA.
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land207 Premium
Hi, Carson: That is outstanding news and leads to a more comfortable feeling about our sites...Thank you...Tom
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mrpeter Premium
These seem like intelligent, positive developments Carson, so many thanks to you, Kyle and everyone involved. Great work!
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larryf20865 Premium
thanks Carson
Larry
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dhayman Premium
This is awesome guys! Have already synchronized my users.
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TheOldSilly Premium
This is great news, and yet another reason why WA is the best at what it does. Thanks for all the work you continuously put into it, and us, please know it is deeply appreciated, Carson.
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pbar47 Premium
Thank you so much Carson !! I was just looking at my site speed yesterday. This is great news ( and timely too) Thanks again!!!
Polly
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Carson Premium
Hey there Paulette!

A lot of sites on our network are loading faster than 95% other sites out there...so we're incredibly happy with how our security measures have given WA hosted websites an added boost! First and foremost - security has been improved and password management has been made a lot easer!

Carson
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pbar47 Premium
I just used the regenerate feature!! Excellent!!! Thanks. I might just do this once a week. Thanks again for taking care of us!!!
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Alan Hocking Premium
It just gets better!

I'll be moving my site over when my present hosting comes up for renewal :)
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Carson Premium
Looking forward to it Alan!
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LucindaF Premium
Thanks Carson. I wondered what that was about when I logged into my website. Great news.
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Carson Premium
Hi Lucinda - glad that you've been able to make use of the auto-login feature, it's a huge time saver! Thanks for chiming in :)
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Lamburg Premium
Thank you for everything you and Kyle do for this community! :-)
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Michelle04 Premium
Thank you Carson. I really appreciate what you guys do behind the scenes to keep our sites as safe as possible. The added security feature is great, thanks again for all you do!
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