Before You Go Any Further

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 didn’t get that option (or decided to go for a “pure default” install) you need to get rid of it, because it is the number one target for hacking a WordPress site.

Unfortunately you can’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.

Here’s how:

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