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  • You can – look inside the users table.
    And security concerns ? Just have a password that is more secure.

    Renaming the admin account won’t help substantially. Yes, it will make it harder for someone to log in directly as you, by brute-forcing the password; but beyond that it won’t help.

    If someone can execute a SQL injection, as was possible with the recent XMLRPC exploit, they can access your admin account because the admin account is always user ID 1.

    Following from that then, if I changed my admin ID number to another number would that impact anywhere ? I can’t see that it would on a single user blog, but on a multi-user too ?

    (I know that this is academic too with

    If you changed your admin ID _before_ you made any posts, it wouldn’t be too hard.

    Changing your admin ID _after_ you have a body of posts will require you to update all the posts and any comments you’ve made, to use the new admin ID.

    I won’t be doing that then 🙂

    Thanks for the help!

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