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If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog or website, please read this

Note: If you are one of my clients, you can ignore this warning. I’ve already checked your site and updated it where necessary. Rest easy! Yesterday there was a password breach on WordPress.org that allowed malware to be added to … Continue reading

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Quick WordPress security tip

On Monday, I told you how to change your blog’s main username from “admin” to something else, to make it more difficult for a hacker to guess your username and password. (If he knows the username, half his work is … Continue reading

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How to change the “Admin” user in WordPress

Prior to version 3.0, new installations of WordPress set up the first username as “admin.” If you’ve been upgrading your blog software at regular intervals, you may have the latest version yet still be blogging as “admin.” Using the default … Continue reading

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