When setting up a WordPress site one of the first questions to ask is which plugins do I need?
About the only thing everybody agrees on is that the Hello Dolly plugin that comes with every WordPress installation is useless. Iâ€™ve heard a bunch of explanations why itâ€™s there, but the bottom line is that nobody uses it. So what else?
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Probably the first thing you should do once you have WordPress installed and running is to get rid of the admin account, if you have one.
Admin is the default administrator account. Many WordPress installers already give you the option of having a different name for your administrator, but if you didnâ€™t get that option (or decided to go for a â€œpure defaultâ€ install) you need to get rid of it, because it is the number one target for hacking a WordPress site.
Unfortunately you canâ€™t simply rename an account. What you can do, however, is to create a second administrator account (with a different name, naturally) and then delete the first one.
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