I know I’ve been talking about this a lot lately, but none of us want to have our blogs infected by hackers using brute force tactics to get into our files through using the default “Admin” login name. This should be one of the first things you change when you begin your blog.
Source: These are directions Website Defender gives in order to change your Admin name.
- Login into your WordPress admin panel using your admin account.
- Select the â€usersâ€ area from your dashboard panel, and click on â€œAdd New Userâ€.
- Fill in the form and choose â€administratorâ€ in the â€Roleâ€ drop down menu (remember to enter a strong web password and also check the password strength indicator to confirm that your new password is strong enough).
- When finished, click on â€Add New Userâ€.
- Log in again using your new WordPress admin username.
- Navigate to the â€Usersâ€ area.
- From the users list check the box of the previous â€œadminâ€ username and select â€Deleteâ€ from the drop-down menu.
- Next, you will be asked about the articles posted under the the previous â€adminâ€ username. Select the option â€œattribute all posts and links to:â€ and select your new administrator password. When ready click â€œConfirm Deletionâ€.
- Make sure that the â€œdisplay nameâ€ of your admin user is different from the username, especially if the admin user posts any blog articles. If the actual username is used also as â€display nameâ€ of the writer, a hacker can easily identify the admin username and target the account.