Installing the secure your wordpress website Scan plugin alert you that you may have missed, and will check all this for you. It will also tell you that a user named"admin" exists. That is the administrative user name. If you desire you can follow a link and find instructions for changing that title. I personally think that there is a strong password security that is good, and there have been no successful attacks on the blogs that I run, because I followed those steps.
There are numerous ways to pull off this, and a lot of them involve copying and FTPing files, exporting and re-establishing databases and much more. Some of them are very complicated, so it's imperative that you select the one that is right. Then you may want to check into using a plugin for WordPress backups if you are not of the technical persuasion.
Fortunately, keeping your WordPress site up-to-date is one of the most easy things you can do. For the last few versions, the ability to set up automatic updates has been included by WordPress. Not only that, but websites are notified every time a new update becomes available.
So what's the best way? Out of all the possible choices that are available today, which one is right for you and which route should you choose?
However, I advise that you install the Login LockDown plugin have a peek at these guys instead of any.htaccess controls. Login requests will stop from being permitted after three failed login attempts from a certain IP address for one hour. You may still get into your panel while and yet you still have great protection against hackers, if you do so.