Hello, I am doing design work for a company and they want help with their existing wordpress website. Now I am new to wordpress/websites, and I just figured out how to access their site via SFTP and phpMyAdmin.
I downloaded the Ultimate Secuirty Plugin and it says there are a few concerns.
Database prefix is one of these concerns. I have no prior experience messing with SQL/SFTP/phpmyadmin, so is this something I could easily fix?
I read this suggestion on actual wordpress documentation too, so I figure it’s something I should do.
Here’s the tutorial I found to follow for it: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-change-the-wordpress-database-prefix-to-improve-security/
I just want to make sure this tutorial follows the full procedure.
I’ve made a backup of all my plugins, themes, and the sql database in the event I mess it up, but these feel like dangerous waters for me.
I’m concerned because I’ve read this is something that should be done during the initial installation process of the site. I’m afraid doing it now won’t make all the necessary changes since there is content on the site unlike at the beginning.
Can someone tell me if this is worth messing with and if I am looking to do it properly?
Another “concern” that came up in the plugin was to remove the version number of the wordpress site. Because I have the latest, it does not matter, but it tells me to add a few snippets of code to the function.php file.
This is something I would do via SFTP and is it something I should do regardless?
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