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.
- Make A New user and make it as an Administrator of the blog.
- Log out and click Tool >> Clear Private Date .. ( This is to clear the cache )
- Log in with your new username
- Delete the Admin user name and be sure to attribute all post and links to your new username ..
- 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.
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thanks for your tips dex..just newbie in blogging hope i could learn a lot from u soon..
welcome to my blog don’t hesitate to contact me ,, I will for sure reply.. it might be thru post or an email from me
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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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Great that you do some changes about it
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.
ps: I read about your link from macuha.com
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Great that you learn something from this blog and great that Marhgil send some visitors to this blog 🙂
Hope you like your stay and browsing in this blog 🙂
Followed this tip from macuha.com. Great! Thanks!
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napalitan ko na din sa wakas yan admin.thanks!
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Great mahirap na baka maisahan tayo ng mga hackers
Yes same here a newbie in using WP. Is it to be edited in Users?
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Yes it can be seen in users.. You have to add new as administrator.
I’m just a newbie in using wordpress, thanks for the info Mr. Panganiban.. It’s good. I’ll follow what you impart.
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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Great that you are now doing it. Well actually kontera is better than infolinks at my case. although I have not yet tried infolinks in this blog. Maybe after I get the 2nd payment. It is now about $50 . I think 3 mos more 🙂
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