How to Create a Strong Password for WordPress

October 31, 2017    Reading Time: 2 Minutes

When moving as fast as we do in this world, it can be tempting to enter in your password you’ve used for years and be on your way. The path of least resistance.

The problem with the method above may not be as apparent as you think. Sure, someone figured out my famous password and they get into my Netflix account, so what? Well, when someone does this, they know more than likely, you also use that same password on other websites, like your bank, Amazon, iCloud, or even, your business website. They’ll go through each, one-by-one, trying to get lucky. And if you’ve been using the same password on all those services, you’re bound to have a bad day in front of you.

Specifically, for your WordPress website, it’s a sure way to lose your investment or be placed in an unfortunate situation (your website is a now a gambling or adult website for all of your customers to see). On a side note, be sure you always have a backup system like this for your WordPress website so you can at least “undo” what happens.

If you want to see a list of passwords you should never use, consult this list.

Below is a list of password generators to help you create secure passwords:

  1. LastPass Password Generator
  2. Norton’s Identity Safe Password Generator
  3. Passwords Generator
  4. Generate Password

I know, the biggest pain isn’t coming up with a strong password, but a password you’ll remember.

For that, I recommend using a password manager like LastPass. Not only will it help you generate secure passwords, but it will also securely keep track of your passwords.

Of course, no system is full-proof or guaranteed. Use at your own discretion ?

Have a Question about Your WordPress Website?

We’re always happy to help. Call or text us at (360) 450-3711.

You can also fill out our Quote Request form online

Written by Shawn Hooghkirk on October 31, 2017

Last updated on June 16, 2020. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc.

Tags: , ,

Want a Quote on Your Project? Answer a Few Questions »

What else is there to say besides “Have you called Shawn with Graticle yet?” After having seen his work portfolio and again having seen his submissions for another project with which I’m involved, I knew his abilities. In the fall of 2016, I engaged Graticle to re-design & re-brand a logo for a local Little League charter with which I’m affiliated. I have him some design elements and he came back with the product we now use to identify our league and our brand! Could not be happier!

He’s prompt, professional, and knocks it out of the park with quality. Do yourself a favor: pick up the phone or start up your computer, then contact Graticle to get your brand moving in an energetic, highly-functional, and professional direction. You won’t regret it!

Josh Bryant

Taft Westside LIttle League

tshq.bluesombrero.com/taftwestsidelittleleague

Taft, California

Shawn’s commitment to getting our web app designed in a way that it was easy to use and looked professional, and his coordination with our CEO and developer was awesome! Highly recommend any company looking for a designer to check Shawn out.

Brandy Thiesen

Support Director

TruBid

www.TruBid.co

Fresno, California