How to Change Your WordPress Password

Keeping your WordPress website password secure is of paramount importance, especially if you are sharing it with the world (or at least some of it). The last thing you need is for a hacker to get ahold of your precious information. Changing your WordPress password is quick and easy to do; however, it can be tricky to know where to start if you have forgotten how the process works or if you are just not familiar with the terminology. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to changing your WordPress password so you can feel comfortable using the platform in the future. 

Find The Right Password

The first step is to find the right password. If you are writing your own blogs, you should definitely consider using a password manager (like LastPass or 1Password). These are applications that will store your passwords in a safe and secure manner, so you do not have to worry about remembering them. When you register your WordPress site, you will be asked to choose a password that will be used to log in. You can use the strong and secure password generator built into LastPass to create a fantastic password that will be easy for you to remember. With 1Password, you can create unique passwords for each website and associate them with specific login details. So if you have a blog that is associated with your Apple id, you can use different passwords for different blogs so that if one is compromised, it will not affect the others (plus, it will prevent any password recovery attempts if you forget your Apple id password). If you are not using a password manager, it is still a good idea to write down your password on a piece of paper and store it in a safe place (like the drawers of your desk or under a ceramic tile in your kitchen).

Change The Password To A Strong And Secure One

Once you have found the right password, you need to change it to a strong and secure password. Use at least eight characters, include numbers, and make sure it is not related to your name or initials. For example, if your name is Nancy and you have used the password “nancyspassword” for your WordPress account, it would not be a good idea to use “nancy” as your new password. But “nancyspassword” is an excellent password. You should also change your WordPress password periodically (at least once a year). To do this, navigate to your profile in the WordPress dashboard and click on the Edit Profile link next to the password field. From here, you can change your password.

Doing this will also make it easier for you to remember your new password because it will not be related to your old one (plus, you will have to change the password on every platform you use that requires you to log in).

If you are still having trouble remembering your WordPress password, it may be time to reconsider whether you should be using it at all. If this is the case, you can always create a new account with a different name and use the existing one as a backup. Just remember: if you want to keep your existing content, you will have to import it from the old account into the new one. This is one of the many reasons it is a good idea to create a unique password for your WordPress account and use it only for this platform.

Make Sure You Practice Security

Now that you have a strong and secure password, you need to make sure you practice safe browsing online. This means doing all you can to protect your personal information, including your password. Most importantly, it means not sharing personal information like your name, email address, or telephone number with any other person or business. Never provide your credit card information over the phone or in an email; always use a virtual payment method (like PayPal or Stripe). If you do not want to use these online payment methods, you can create your own credit card and use that instead.

Another important thing to do is ensure that your WordPress website is secure. The best way to do this is by installing a security plugin. There are a few excellent choices for WordPress—for example, the popular Sucuri Anti-Spam plugin. Installing and configuring this plugin is very easy, and it will help to make your website more secure. You can also use other security plugins to create a layered security defense to protect your WordPress site from any potential threats. For example, the Sucuri plugin is protected by both the WordFence and Aviator security plugins. When an attack is detected, the defense mechanisms of all three plugins work together to block the intruder and protect your website.

Protect Your Information

You must also protect the information you share, whether it is on your blog or elsewhere on the web. This means using techniques and measures to prevent others from accessing it. The most basic method is to keep your personal information private. Make sure you do not post or share any embarrassing or sensitive information (like credit card numbers) online without proper protection (such as a password). If your information is already public, like the website you are posting on, you can use a tool like Incognito Mode in Google Chrome to create a private browsing session without affecting your regular browsing experience. This is an excellent way to ensure your personal information is only seen by the people you want to share it with.

Use The Right Browser

Your web browser (like Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox) is one of your prime access points to the internet. As you browse the web, you will be constantly presented with offers to install various add-ons or extensions to improve your shopping experience, enhance your productivity, or access blocked content (like YouTube videos).

Every time you download and install one of these extensions, you are slightly increasing your web browser’s security risk. To keep your personal information secure, you should only install trusted add-ons or extensions from reputable developers. To find out more about security risks and how to reduce them, you can read our helpful guide to the Top 10 extensions and plugins to avoid.

With all the points discussed above, it is clear to see why changing your WordPress password is crucial. Using a unique password for every platform you log in to will make it much easier to keep your information secure; using a password manager to generate random passwords is also a great idea (as long as you are not using the same password for multiple accounts). Last but not least, avoiding extensions and plugins that promise enhanced functionality but deliver little or no security is also a good idea. With all these measures in place, you will be sure to feel confident navigating and using WordPress with any degree of safety.