A frequently used username for the administrator in many applications is “admin” and WordPress is no different. Someone who is trying to jeopardize your WordPress site, they require to know both your username and password to gain access. As admin is commonly used by the administrator, hackers now only have to guess the password as we have already done half the work for them. If you have a user with the username of “admin”, it is advised to replace with a unique username to make your wordpress site more secure.

Firstly, we will create a new user with administrator priviledges.

  1. Log into your WordPress dashboard and click “Users” in the left menu
  2. Click the “Add New” button at the top of the page
  3. Fill in the “Add New User” form and click “Add New User”. Be sure to enter something other than “admin” in the “Username” field. The “Role” should also be changed to Administrator.

Now we shall remove the existing “Admin” user.

  1. Log into your wordpress dashboard as your new user and click “Users” in the left menu.
  2. Place a check in the box to the left of your “admin” user.
  3. In the “Bulk Actions” drop down, select Delete, then click “Apply”.

NOTE: Remember that you can’t delete an admin user that you’re currently using to access the account. But, you can always add a new administrator and delete the old one.

If you need assistance or have any further enquiries, feel free to contact our support team.

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