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Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read by Scott McNulty

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3. Managing User Accounts

The software is installed and running, and you’ve logged in to WordPress as an administrator. I bet that you think it’s time to blog about something, right? Not so fast, Sparky. First things first: You need to change the password for the admin user (you’ll never remember the randomly generated password that WordPress provided) and create a user account for yourself.

Why not just use the default admin user account that was created during the installation? Many people do, because it requires the least effort (we’re all lazy people, when you come right down to it), but best practice is to use that admin account for administrative tasks only. That way, you don’t have to do any tricks to get posts attributed to your name ...

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