How to Hack a WordPress Admin Password

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems on the web. Launched in 2005, the open source blogging tool has been downloaded over 75 million times and now supports over 270 million websites across the world.

Being open source means it’s absolutely free to use, but installing and customizing it can take a lot of time. Even then, hackers can still get in and mess with your blog if you don’t take the proper security measures.

Here’s where most people mess up: Instead of taking the time to secure their WordPress installation properly, they simply click “Publish” and then leave the whole thing open to the public. Unfortunately, this makes it much easier for hackers to gain access to your personal blog and mess with your content. Let’s take a look at how to secure and protect your WordPress installation so that even if someone gets in and hacks it, it won’t do them any real damage.

Set Up Your Blog With a Strong Password

If you’re reading this, I assume you’re already familiar with the basics of setting up a WordPress blog. If not, then consider this your quick start guide to getting up and running with a WordPress blog.

The first and most important step to take is to set up a strong password for your blog’s administrator account. The blog’s administrator is the person responsible for managing everything in your blog, from content to comments to the site’s overall configuration. This is the person you’ll be interacting with the most on your blog, so it’s important that you take the time to come up with a strong password that’s easy to remember.

You should use a passphrase instead of a simple password when setting up your blog’s administrator account. A passphrase is a phrase or sentence that you make up and then learn to easily recall when needed. Using a simple password for your admin account would be very weak because a hacker would be able to guess or figure it out easily if they wanted to.

Run A Firm Anti-Virus And Antispyware Scan On Your PC

Even though you’ve just installed WordPress, you should still do a security scan on your computer before you use it. This will help ensure that your computer doesn’t have any harmful viruses or malware installed on it that might harm your blog. You’re also giving the computer’s owner (i.e., you) permission to access your private computer information, so it’s important that you exercise caution when surfing the web on public Wi-Fi.

It’s recommended that you run an anti-virus and anti-spyware program on your computer at all times.

Install A VPN On Your Android Phones And Desktop

Even if you use a secure password for your blog’s administrator, it doesn’t guarantee that other people won’t be able to access your personal data when you use public Wi-Fi. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) encrypts all of your internet traffic and ensures that your personal data is secure and private whenever you use a public Wi-Fi network, such as a café or library.

Installing a VPN on your smartphone is very easy. You simply need to open the Google Play Store on your phone and search for the VPN you want to install. Most importantly, make sure you install and use a VPN app on all of your devices (i.e., your phone, tablet, and laptop). This way, even if someone gets ahold of your laptop or phone, they won’t be able to access your personal information unless they know the specific password used to secure the VPN connection.

Secure The Admin Area Of Your Blog

Once you’ve installed and configured WordPress on your computer, you’ll notice that there’s an area on your blog’s admin screen that asks for your WordPress admin password. As you’d guess, this is where all the action takes place when it comes to managing your blog’s content and settings. This area should be hidden from public view and only accessible by you.

You should take the time to hide this area behind a login form, so only people with access to the admin area can access it. To prevent unauthorized people from accessing your WordPress admin area, you should also consider setting up a login wall – an unobtrusive login form at the top of a blog page that requires visitors to enter their email address before they can access content.

Another important step is to secure the admin area of your blog by changing all the passwords used for the default WordPress admin accounts in the WordPress dashboard. Changing these passwords will help prevent any potential security breaches from occurring in the first place.

Use A Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) For Your Admin Area

Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA or two-step verification) involves a user providing a second piece of information (e.g., a code or a token) in addition to their password. This way, even if someone gets ahold of your password, they won’t be able to access your blog without the correct second authentication factor as well.

This is a huge security boost, as users must provide both factors (e.g., their username and password as well as a code or a token) to access the admin area of your blog. You can easily enable two-factor authentication for your blog’s admin area by going to Settings → Security in the WordPress dashboard. When you activate two-factor authentication, you’ll see a small login button (see image) on your admin area’s login screen.

By default, two-factor authentication is turned off on the admin area of your blog. However, you can easily enable it by clicking on that login button mentioned above.

Once you’ve enabled two-factor authentication on your admin area’s login screen, you’ll need to set up a second factor (e.g., a code or a token) for your account. To do this, you’ll need to visit a trusted website such as Once there, you’ll need to register for a unique code or token. When you visit the site with your internet browser, you’ll see a small image of a key or a QR code (see image).

You can either print out this key (or token) and keep it somewhere safe or enter the unique code (or token) into a field on the login form on the WordPress dashboard. Make sure to save these unique keys (or tokens) for your different accounts, as you’ll need them to login from now on.

Use The Strongest Password Possible

It’s important to set up a strong password for your admin area’s login, but you should also consider using a complex password for the rest of your blog as well. If you have a password composed of just letters and numbers, then it’s extremely easy for someone to guess or figure it out if they want to. However, if you use a longer password with a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols, then it becomes virtually impossible to figure out.

For example, let’s say you want to use yourpet’sname as your blog’s password. You could use the following formula to create your strong password:

Letters + Numbers + Symbols + All Caps

In this case, yourpassword would be:

“Yourpet’sname” + 9999999 +! + (0)

This is a strong password that’s virtually impossible to hack. Even if someone wanted to, they’d have to try every single possible combination of letters and numbers to get in.

Now, if you want to be on the safe side, then use a password manager to store and keep track of all your passwords. Doing this can help improve your security by keeping all your passwords separate and protected. In most cases, a password manager also allows you to generate completely new passwords at will, so you can keep your existing passwords secret while also having unique passwords for each website.

Use A Different Password For Different Accounts

In addition to your blog’s administrator account and default WordPress accounts, you should also have other user accounts for your blog which include users with specific permissions. For example, you might want to create a user account for your CEO (Chief Executive Officer) or your CFO (Chief Financial Officer) to have additional access to your company’s business data. This is where things can get tricky, as you don’t want to use the same password for different accounts, as different ones should have different access permissions.

To prevent any potential security breaches, it’s recommended that you create a different password for each account. You should also be sure to update your passwords periodically so that your blog stays secure and up-to-date.