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WordPress Tutorial: How To Change WordPress Admin Passwords

How To Change WordPress Admin Passwords

When is the last time that you changed your WordPress Admin passwords?

Be honest!

Never.

I get it. Honestly, it is a pain in the butt to do. It is so difficult to remember a password. So why on earth would you want to take the time to change it?

Well, there is good cause. I mentioned this in 9 WordPress Security Tips That You Need To Do Right Now. 

I understand but I want to urge you with the strongest possible arm twisting that you should stop what you are doing, right after you finish this, and go change those passwords.

There are entire businesses dedicating to recovering hacked websites and they keep darn busy. This is serious business. If your website gets hacked it is going to cost you some serious cash to fix it.

So don't let one of your most vulnerable areas, the password, take hard earned cash out of your hands. Go today and change the password for each and every WordPress admin on your site.

Note: It is not uncommon for a WordPress site to have multiple admin accounts. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, so don't worry.

However, each username and password is an opportunity for a hacker.

This is why you should change the passwords for each admin on a fairly regular basis. My recommendation is to do this quarterly at a minimum.

How do you change the WordPress Admin Passwords?

If you notice that you have quite a few users or subscribers on your blog, know that their permissions do not allow an opportunity for the same amount of harm. If you do notice a lot of users on your site, you may want to investigate why that could be.

  • Do not forget to write down your super strong passwords for each user.
  • Do not use the same password for each user.
  • Do not use the same password that you use for your bank account or other online sites.

Yes, it is tempting to use the same password for everything in your digital life. Just remember that makes the life of a hacker much easier.

Conclusion

Keeping your blog safe and secure takes time and effort. Hackers are out there every day running scripts and finding new ways to complicate our lives. Something as simple as a password can be your primary line of defense against them.

About the Author

Renee is wild for WordPress and on fire to empower small business owners with the inspiration, tools and strategies for a healthy blog. SMU CAPE instructor, developer, podcaster. Follow @Iteachblogging on Twitter. Get her FREE SEO Guide Here: https://goo.gl/gGrHC2

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