Lesson 2 is just to inform you of WordPress security issues regarding your admin user access. In lesson 4, I would explain how you can change your WordPress admin username, password and add new users with site roles.

WordPress Admin Login Security Risk

By default, when your first set up your WordPress website, it already vulnerable to site hackers. The admin username that is issued by WordPress, makes your WordPress a dreamland for attackers wanting to mess you up. You are going to learn how to protect your website from WordPress admin login security risk.

I'm still waiting on confirmation, but I once read that WordPress is used by millions of users around the world, also it one of the most sought after contact managing system (CSM) for hackers.

Make It Hard For Hackers To Say Gotcha Word

Reducing the threat of website hacker attack through the administration user log in on your WordPress website is simple.

Because I'm in the middle of creating a tutorial on internet security, I'm keeping this page short. Now you may think that me telling you that has nothing to do with WordPress user permissions, but it does.

You see if I was a hacker and wanted to get into your website, and I discovered that you have a user named Admin, I'm in.

You have done half of my work. Making it simple, by leaving that easy access or backdoor open for me. Like I said if I was a hacker I would show you my appreciation. Just think, I can add just a few application.

Trust me, it could be business devastation. But rest assured, I'm not looking to experience incarnation.

In the last lesson, number 4, I will show you how to delete Admin and add in a friend, parent, or even a cousin.


Coming Up Next Lesson 3:

WordPress Roles Explained For Users Permissions



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PaulaSchmitz Premium
Don't we have enough security with SSLs here?
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suzieq Premium
Hi Paula,
Yup I believe we do. I've never had any issues in years!!
Cheers,
Suzanne
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Sruffey Premium
I went into my users do hicky in my site dashboard and discovered I had started building a email list. I don't know how but I guess I should be glad right. Thanks for the training, things that are good to know about how to do that, the right way. Please like my comments, thanks Sruffey.
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seconds2work Premium
I'm happy that the tutorial has helped you. The list of user you refer to on your website is not an email list. That is the people who have signed up to be able to leave comments or get access to your blog feed when you post.

I don't think that you have implied permission to email them. But you have sent me down a rabbit hole, because if so, I've got a heck of a list built over the last 3 year.

I'm going to look into this topic more.
Thank you, please share this training with at least 3 people.
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CarlaNavarro Premium
great lesson thank you for the information. Very useful for me being a newbie.
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seconds2work Premium
Hi, Carla, thanks for checking out the tutorial. As a newbie, did you find it easy to follow and understand?
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CarlaNavarro Premium
Yes I did. thank you
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seconds2work Premium
Ok, good
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BorisRoman Premium
Thanks a lot for sharing!

Wish you smashing success!

Bob
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seconds2work Premium
Thank you, Bob, for reading my tutorial. Best wishes to you, also.
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StefanieT Premium
Hi there, thanks for the training, very interesting. I noticed that when I click on 'users' in my back office I only have me as admin and that's it. Does this mean that I don't have to bother with the whole process you are talking about here? Thanks
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seconds2work Premium
Hi, Stefanie. Great question, thank you. You should worry if you notice a user name 'admin'.

When you set up your WordPress Website, did you create a new user account for your self?

If you did, it is ok to delete the user named admin.

You will use the new user you created to access your WordPress site.
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StefanieT Premium
Hi there, thanks for your reply. Yes I did create a new one for me so I will indeed go in and delete that especially as it's a security risk.

I'm glad I have found this out!

Thanks :-)
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seconds2work Premium
me too
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