Remove WordPress Default Admin Account

A good security tip is to remove the default “admin” account that is installed by default. Before doing so create a new user who also has the role Administrator.

When deleting an account such as the admin one, WordPress can re-assign all the post under that account to the any account including the new administrators account.

The only thing I had to do was use a different email address when creating the new user and then change it back to the original once the admin user was deleted.

Take 5 Minutes to Make WordPress 10 Times More Secure

About Danny

I.T software professional always studying and applying the knowledge gained and one way of doing this is to blog.

Danny also has participates in a part time project called Energy@Home [http://code.google.com/p/energyathome/] for monitoring energy usage on a premise.

Dedicated to I.T since studying pure Information Technology since the age of 16, Danny Tsang working in the field that he has aimed for since leaving school.

View all posts by Danny → This entry was posted in Security, WordPress and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply