How to Change Your Default "Admin" WordPress Username

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Changing your default WordPress username is the first thing you should do to protect your site from hackers.

Moreover, this is the easiest method to reinforce your WordPress security.

Actually, the default username for your WordPress blog is “admin” and it is quite easy for hackers to hack you site using brute force attack because hackers already know your username.

So it is highly recommended to change your default WordPress admin username so that hackers will find difficult guessing it. This creates an extra security layer for your WordPress blog.

Have you ever tried to change your default WordPress username and could not find the option to do so. Then this article is for you.

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Elegant Themes : Most Affordable Premium WordPress Themes Review

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Elegant Themes Review: When you start a new blog, one of the most important things you need to focus is how your new blog will look like.

It will not only help in blog branding but will boost your audience engagement with your site.

WordPress is the most popular blogging platform, so that is why there is no shortage of options when it comes to WordPress themes.

Many free WordPress themes are available in the WordPress repo but from my experience, I can surely tell you that it's better to have a premium theme instead of using free WordPress themes.

But with lots of options available becomes quite difficult to choose a high quality and SEO optimized elegant looking theme and that too at cheaper rates.

Many premium WordPress theme frameworks such as genesis, the thesis that charge hundreds of dollars for a single WordPress theme.

But in this article, I will be talking about Elegant Themes which is one of the most reputed and trusted Premium WordPress theme club that provides over 87 different WordPress themes for the price of one.

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Tips To Write SEO Optimized Article Like A Pro

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Every time when we talk about getting traffic, the first thing that strikes our mind is SEO.

Because for most of the blogs, search engines are the highest source of traffic.

Getting traffic from search engines is not easy.

Or is it?

For getting traffic from search engines the best way is to make your blog post search engine friendly. Your old posts will continue to get traffic from search engines if they are perfectly SEO optimized.

By ignoring SEO, you are probably not only losing lots of traffic but possible conversions also.

So you should optimize your article for the search engine.

In this article, I will be sharing some important tips for writing SEO optimized article that will rank higher in search results.

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How To Disable All WordPress Plugins At Once

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If you are using WordPress you probably have faced issues or error with your WordPress site.

And Most of the time you will be recommended to deactivate all the plugins and check if issue stills persist.

But what if you are unable to log in to your WordPress admin dashboard.

If you ever had the white screen of death issue, then you would clearly understand what I am talking about.

In this article, I will show you how to deactivate all WordPress plugins when you are unable to access your WordPress admin dashboard.

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10 Best WordPress Social Media Sharing Plugins Of 2016

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Want to know the best social sharing plugins for WordPress?

Then you will love this guide.

Social media has become such an integral part of the internet that it truly revolutionized the way the information spread across the internet.

Now social media has become an indivisible part of online as well as even offline business. And if you are ignoring social media you are probably losing more than just publicity.

Social media can be a huge source of traffic for your blog. Social media can boost your conversion and help you in building a good customer base.

Social contribute about 8-15% to BroughtMeUp’s traffic.

And currently, it is the second highest source of traffic behind organic search traffic which contributes about 85-90%.

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How To Reduce WordPress Database Size Like A Pro

Reduce and Optimize WordPress Database Size: Blog loading time is one of the most important search ranking signals used by the search engines. A faster website helps search engine crawlers to access your web pages quickly and easily. No one likes a slow site, a faster website also provides better user experience.

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Many shells out their money on coding or clutter-free designs to reduce their site loading time.

But simply reducing the WordPress database size can significantly reduce the loading time of your site and makes it faster. Actually, when you install WordPress then WordPress files and WordPress database is stored on the server.

And as you use WordPress, your database accumulates a lot of extra data like spam comments, trash comments, post revisions etc. that increase the database size. Thus, this leads to increase in blog/site loading time.

So it is necessary to clean up WordPress database at regular intervals to reduce database size.  Removing extra data such as revisions, spam comments,  unused records will not affect your website. Cleaning up database will reduce the load on your server and your WordPress performance will certainly improve.

In this article, I will be discussing how to clean up WordPress database and reduce the size of your database significantly.

But before you proceed, I recommend you to create a backup of your website and database. You can check the list of best backup plugins for creating WordPress backup.

How To Clean Up and Reduce Database Size To Optmize Database

1. Backup Your WordPress Database

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Before you do anything with your WordPress database, you must take backup your database. You can use WP DBManager WordPress plugin for creating database backup easily with a single click. Simply install and activate the plugin and go to Database  >> Backup DB. This is the most important step before doing anything else. Database backup is highly recommended.

2. Deactivate & Delete Unwanted WordPress Plugins

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First of all, go through your installed WordPress plugin list. Deactivate and delete unwanted WordPress plugins. You should first deactivate and then completely delete the plugins that you are not using anymore. This would help us to delete unwanted tables created by these unused plugins.

3. Clean Orphan Tables

You can use Clean options WordPress plugin and follow these instructions to find and clean Orphan and unused tables in your database. You have to deal with this critical step with utmost care. If you are not sure you can skip this step and move on to other steps.

4. Delete Spam Comments, Trash Posts And Post Revisions

With a single click, you can easily delete these spam comments, trash posts and post revisions using WP-Sweep or WP-Optimize WordPress plugin. This will definitely optimize your database.

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5. Use MySQL Queries For Optimizing Database

Most of us use Akismet WordPress plugin to fight spam. But Akismet is also responsible for increased database size due to one of its table wp_commentmeta. Assuming you have installed and activated WP DBManager as mentioned above, run MySQL queries from WordPress dashboard by simply going to Database >> Run SQL Query. Run these queries one by one.

[css]DELETE FROM wp_commentmeta WHERE comment_id NOT IN (SELECT comment_id FROM wp_comments);[/css] [css]DELETE FROM wp_commentmeta WHERE meta_key LIKE ‘%akismet%’;[/css]

Note: Don’t forget to check table name before running these MySQL queries. Following are few more MySQL queries that will help you in further reducing your WordPress database size.

[css]DELETE FROM wp_postmeta WHERE meta_key = "_edit_lock";[/css] [css]DELETE FROM wp_postmeta WHERE meta_key = "_edit_last";[/css]

6. Empty/Drop Unused Database Table

Skip this step if you are not sure what you are doing. Empty/Drop tables are created by those plugins which you have uninstalled or deleted. If you have WP DBManager plugin installed, simply go to Database >> Empty/Drop Tables and select and delete the table created by the plugin that you do not use anymore.

7. Optimize WordPress Database

At last, you should optimize your WordPress database. Actually, every information is stored in the database.  So, if you are having a un-optimized database, then every time when a page loads, it takes a longer time to find and display information.

You can use WP DBManager WordPress plugin to optimize your database and see how much database size you have reduced. Assuming you have this plugin installed, just go to Database >> Optimize DB.

BONUS TIP: Use a Cache Plugin

A caching mechanism can greatly optimize your WordPress website. You can use any recommended cache plugin like W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache.

Actually, caching plugins create a static version of your website pages and generate that page for a first-time visitor by accessing database and stores it on the server. So when the visitor again visits the page, then the same page is pre-generated thus database is not accessed this time.

That's all. Follow these steps and this will surely reduce and optimize your WordPress database and thus speed up your blog. You should clean and optimize your WordPress database once every two weeks. For any feedback as well as query, please leave a comment.

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