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All In One WP Security And Firewall User Accounts helps you to manage the following settings WP Username, Display Name and Password.

Last Updated: August 31, 2020

Latest News: Updated the documentation.

When you install WordPress for the first time the admin user created by you or by the automated process creates a user ID and a name that many hackers are aware  world wide. These security vulnerabilities can easily be corrected by using the following features.

Note: When you install WordPress for the first time, the first admin user name added during the setup is given an ID of 1. The ID of 1 is well known by hackers world wide. A simple solution to change the ID number is to add a second admin user and delete the admin user account with ID of 1. The new admin user will have a different ID number added to the account.

What you need:

All In One WP Security And Firewall User Accounts

Step 1 ) Go to WP Security -> User Accounts admin tab as illustrated in the image below.


User Accounts

Step 2 ) The following image User Accounts allows you to setup the following settings.

User Accounts Settings

  • WP Username
  • Display Name
  • Password


WP Username

Step 3 ) Go to WP Security -> User Accounts -> WP Username to check the WP usernames in your website. Correcting the following will give you another 15 points towards your security meter. If your settings are correct you will receive the following message.

No action required!
Your site does not have any account which uses the default “admin” username. This is good security practice.

(Basic Security Level)


Display Name

Step 4 ) Go to WP Security -> User Accounts -> Display Name to check if the display names and the login name for all your site members are identical. Correcting the following settings will give you another 5 points towards your security meter. If your admin accounts have identical login name and display name, you will receive the following message. The following image has two accounts that have identical login and display names manu and wptest.

Your site currently has the following accounts which have an identical login name and display name. (Click on the link to edit the settings of that particular user account

(Basic Security Level)

Note: You might like to check the following URL How To Add New Users To Your WordPress Site Manually to learn more about users display name.



Step 5 ) Go to WP Security -> User Accounts -> Password. The following meter allows you to test the strength of your password.



Q1 Is there an ability to force secure passwords?

Solution: There isn’t a “force secure password” feature at the moment. This is something which is a candidate to be included in a future release but for now the standard WordPress feature which forces you to acknowledge the use of “weak” passwords will suffice. (Solution provided by wpsolutions.)


If you have any questions please let me know


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