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Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Blog, Tips & Tricks |

How to password protect your WordPress site

How to password protect your WordPress site

Security is always a big issue when you have an online presence. WordPress is no exception. Along with a good backup routine and maintaining a healthy plugin directory you always want to make sure your WordPress site as a strong username & Password.

When WordPress is first installed a ‘Admin’ user account is created by default. Its a good idea to delete this user account and create a new account with a strong username and password.

Don’t be complacent, attacks can happen

The longer the password. The more difficult it will be to crack. This should be a combination of characters and contain upper-case letters, numbers and keyboard characters.


What makes a bad password

Because attacks to sites are becomming more common its worth taking some precautions

  • Don’t use only letters or just numbers
  • Don’t use family names, children, girlfriends/boyfriends or pets
  • Don’t use phone numbers, Social Security numbers or birthdays
  • Don’t use the same word as your log-in, or any variations
  • Don’t use any word that can be found in dictionaries, including foreign words.

wordpress security password generator

WordPress 3.8 +

Since the introduction of WordPress 3.8 the standard password generator as undergone a face lift. The all new  “password strength detector” forces you to create a strong password. This is always a good starting point and a great way to increase site security.

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