Video tutorial: How to remove the admin account in WordPress

In response to my post about brute force attacks against the admin username in WordPress yesterday many users have contacted me asking how to remove the admin user from their installations. In this video I demonstrate how to remove the user completely and attribute all its posts with a new administrator account.

Step by Step

  1. Log in as admin
  2. Change email address
  3. Create new administrator account
  4. Log out and log in as new administrator
  5. Delete admin account
  6. Associate all admin account posts with new administrator

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One thought on “Video tutorial: How to remove the admin account in WordPress

  1. Good advice – I need to go through and update a few of my old websites. Now I make it a habit when setting up a website to use a more unique username. Much appreciated, keep fighting the good fight!

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