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Warning to change WP_ at setup? (2 posts)

  1. Macattak1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just installed, and tells me to change the WP_. Does that mean to change/ add something New after the WP_? Or to change the WP_ as well?

    Basically, do I get rid of or just add to the WP_?

    Thanks

  2. FittingSites
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    They are referring to the table prefix (wp_) of the MySQL database that your installation of WordPress is running on. This is the default prefix used by most auto-installer programs, but is considered a vector for attack.

    If you're serious about security, you will want to change this to something else. It can be anything but 'wp' so you could call it macattak_ for example.

    You can do this manually if you're brave, or use the built in wp-security-scan tool to help you change it.

    BE SURE TO MAKE A BACKUP COPY OF YOUR DATABASE BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES TO IT"S STRUCTURE!!

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