Attack on WordPress?!

WordPress friends: There is an attack on WP sites going on right now! Please don’t freak out but do check out your site and dashboard and make sure that it is not *very* slow or down and that there isn’t anything out of the ordinary going on. My understanding is that bots are searching for sites using the username ‘admin’. There are several recommendations to make sure that your site remains clean and free of hackers now and in the future. Here are some of my recommendations (although I can not take total credit as these are based on the rec’s of others, but I’ve read so many recent articles and talked to so many fellow designers, I can’t source everyone. This is just my summary of others’ thoughts! bahaha)

Keep WordPress Safe



  1. wordpress is telling me I cant change my username from admin.

  2. I’ve had MAJOR issues all week!! My hosting service provided never mentioned the admin issue and guess what? My username is admin….off to change it now. Thanks so much for the info!!

  3. Thank you again SO much for your help this weekend in fixing that bad code. I don’t know what I would do without you – probably be sitting in a corner crying! You are the best! Blessings and gratitude, Kelly

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