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.

  1. Login to cPanel.
  2. click change passwordFrom the Administration & section, click on Change Password.
  3. click on password generatorNow click on Password Generator.
  4. click generate password a few timesClick on Generate Password a couple times till a password is generated you like.
  5. click on advanced optionsYou can click on Advanced Options to set different options.
  6. copy passwordHighlight the password and hit Ctrl-C to copy the password.
  7. click on cancelFinally click on Cancel.
  8. Now Login to your WordPress dashboard.
  9. Click on Users from the left-hand menu.
  10. Hover over your admin user, the select Edit.
  11. 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.

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