It’s a good idea to change your WordPress password from time to time, especially if you don’t have a strong password or if you’ve recently been hacked.
How to Change Your Password:
- Log-in to your WordPress Admin Account. Usually this is done by adding /wp-admin at the end of your domain name, for example I would type codewryter.com/wp-admin
- At the log-in screen, enter your current user name and password
- Once logged-in to your WordPress dashboard, scroll down to “Users” and click on “All Users”
- Click on Your User Name
- Scroll down to “Account Management” and push the “Generate Password” Button. Write down the password and keep it in a secure location.
Password Dos and Donts
- Stop using passwords you can “remember” – these are not secure – they should be ridiculously long and weird like the password you just generated.
- Make sure your password has combinations of letters, numbers and symbols and is at least 8 – 12 characters in length
- Don’t the same password anywhere else
- Never email your password to someone – this is not secure
- Get in the habit of changing your passwords often