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  1. grnidone
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi,

    I read here: http://codex.wordpress.org/User_Levels that *only* the admin has a user level of 10.

    In order to make my blog less 'hackable', I was wondering if I could change the Admin login to a '1' and make another user that is not named 'Admin' a 10.

    My theory is: if an account is going to be hacked, it is going to be the account named 'admin' simply because the name of it denotes that it is the account with the most access.

    I'm scared to try this out though because I dont' want to have to reinstall if suddenly I cannot log in as admin, so I wanted to ask if someone knew the answer before just jumping in.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You can make your blog less 'hackable' by ensuring that you use a good password.

    Your password is by far the weakest link.

    By good, I mean something like a random, 16 character password.

  3. grnidone
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK....so....

    Is it possible to change the Admin user to a different level?
    And
    Is it also possible to give another user name level 10 access?

  4. Bradley Jacobs
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    YES!

    I did this on my blog. You have to do it through phpMyAdmin, but it works with no problem. It is definitely more secure. As a system administrator it is good practice to demote well known user accounts and promote custom ones. Passwords need to be secure, but any brute force attack will figure it out eventually.

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