Typically your first line of defense against an unauthorized login attempt of your WordPress site is going to be your WordPress admin password. In this article we'll go over ensuring that you're using a strong password.
This article was written after the recent WordPress wp-login.php brute force attack that has been taking place, and is recommended as a good measure to help keep your WordPress website protected.
Generate a strong password with cPanel
Using the steps below, we'll show you how to generate a strong password using the built-in password generator in cPanel.
- Login to cPanel.
- From the Administration & section, click on Change Password.
- Now click on Password Generator.
- Click on Generate Password a couple times till a password is generated you like.
- You can click on Advanced Options to set different options.
- Highlight the password and hit Ctrl-C to copy the password.
- Finally click on Cancel.
- Now Login to your WordPress dashboard.
- Click on Users from the left-hand menu.
- Hover over your admin user, the select Edit.
- At the very bottom of the page, paste with Ctrl-V your strong password twice, and click on Update Profile.
You should now understand how to create and assign a strong admin password for your WordPress website.