It’s wise to collect good WordPress security tips so you know how to prevent hackers from wreaking havoc with your blog.

The more popular and successful you are online, the higher the chances that a troublemaker or out-and-out criminal will try to take your blog down.

Two of the easiest things you can do to keep hackers out are:

A) Change your WordPress password often

AND

B) Change your WordPress admin username often

How often is often? Changing them once every 2-4 weeks is a good minimum.

It’s also important to change your password and admin username if someone helps you with your blog and needs your password and admin username to login to do the work. After all of the work is complete, IMMEDIATELY change your password and admin username. Even if the person is trustworthy, someone in their company might not be. Better to be safe than sorry!

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR WORDPRESS PASSWORD

1. Log into your WordPress blog and select the ‘Users’ icon in the menu on the left-hand side of your screen. Hovering over each icon will tell you which one is which. The ‘Users’ icon looks like a pawn in a chess game.

2. Hover over the ‘Users’ icon and you’ll see a drop-down list of options. Click on ‘Your Profile’.

3. At the bottom of the ‘Your Profile’ screen, you’ll see the entry boxes where you change your password.

4. Choose a password that is complex and thus hard to crack. The strength indicator on the screen will help you choose something suitable.

5. Make a note of your new password for the next time you sign in! I recommend the free or paid version of the secure software *Roboform* to remember your passwords.

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR WORDPRESS ADMIN USERNAME

Most WordPress bloggers do not change their admin username. They keep it at the default ‘admin’ or leave it at whatever they chose when they first installed WordPress.

Not good!

Changing the admin username is usually a tricky thing. Fortunately there is a great FREE WordPress plugin that makes it very simple.

1. Find and download the free plugin by searching for:

W-Shadow + Change Admin Username Plugin

2. Install the plugin in your blog(s).

After you install the plugin, a new option will appear in the drop-down list in ‘Users’ (the same icon you visited to change your password, as described above) called ‘Change Username’

3. Click on ‘Change Username’ and enter your new admin username into the simple screen that appears.

4. Write your username down so you don’t forget it!

Change your WordPress password and admin username, or at least your password, frequently and collect and use other good WordPress security tips to keep hackers out!

For more FREE WordPress Security Tips and information on how to use WordPress to create stellar money making sites, visit: http://www.speedonlinewealth.com/blog/11-wordpress-plugins-for-internet-marketers/

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