Do You Still Have Admin User ?

Do You Still Have Admin User ? Well I have read it somewhere that retaining Admin user in your WordPress Blogs increase the chance of your blog being Hacked, since most of the hackers will try to use the admin username and just make a random of your password.

So just a reminder change it now or suffer later.

You can actually make a new username with administrator power and then later delete the admin user.

You have also to transfer the post to the new user and not delete it with the user. Again transfer the post and not to delete it. When you are about to delete your Admin User you will be asked if you want to delete the post or associate it with other user. So you just have to associate it with other user.

Always make a very hard password preferably with numbers to protect your Blogs.


Steps :

  1. Make A New user and make it as an Administrator of the blog.
  2. Log out and click Tool >> Clear Private Date .. ( This is to clear the cache )
  3. Log in with your new username
  4. Delete the Admin user name and be sure to attribute all post and links to your new username ..
  5. attribute
  6. or you can set the admin to subscriber so he cannot do anything about your blog. It is still up to you.

Hopes this helps you to protect you blog from hackers.

Dexter Panganiban

Dexter is a person who loves technology,new gadget, SEO, Social Media and Christianity. Follow him at twitter via @techathand and add him @ Google+ and contact us at [email protected]

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    I am still using my admin account without thinking the possibilities my site will be hacked.. but good thing i read your post…

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    Cyril Pauya

    After installing my new wordpress blog, I added another user with admin privileges to my new blog and used that since. I did not remove the admin account however. After reading your post, I changed the admin account’s role to “None”.

    Thank you for sharing this.

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    Hi Dex,
    Yes same here a newbie in using WP. Is it to be edited in Users?

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      Dexter Panganiban


      No Problem Chai. It would be better to call Dex or dexter.. Mr. Panganiban is too formal 🙂 .
      Just let me know thru contacts if I can help you in anyway with regards to wordpress. Or if there is any that you want me to feature at this site 🙂

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    This is what I am doing to avoid being hacked and as much as possible if I’m going to have additional writers, I’ll just make them as editors.

    btw, Kuya Dexter.. buti ka pa showy ang Kontera sa blog mo, sa akin seldom lang mag-appear ang link ads from Kontera unlike Infolinks..

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