So after my post on why you should change your WordPress admin username, my friend Brad asked me how to go about changing it. So here’s a brief run down. Log in to your WordPress admin area. In the Users menu, click on “add new”. Fill in the info for the new user account.  You’ll need to use a different email address than what you used for the “admin” username. Make sure you change the role to “Administrator”. Choose a new user name that is…Continue Reading “How to change your WordPress admin username”

In 2012, my site was exploited, along with many other wordpress sites using outdated versions of TimThumb, a popular PHP-based image resizer. Apparently, their main goal was to use our sites as launch pads to go after major U.S. banks. After clearing out all the junk, I tried using a WordPress plugin called BulletProof Security, and everything seemed to work well. Recently, I switched over to Better WP Security. I checked the logs and looky what I found: Several reports say that there was a huge botnet attack on…Continue Reading “WordPress Security: change admin username”