Today, I’m talking about a topic that many business owners find frightening: WordPress website security. There are a lot of misconceptions and bad practices floating around the web concerning WordPress—that’s one of the reasons so many WordPress sites end up hacked—and I’m tackling one of them over on the Get Polished blog this week. In this guest post, I explain what to do if you find yourself needing to allow someone access to your Dashboard. Make sure you follow the procedures in this post instead of giving a stranger your username and password!
You knew this day would come eventually.
So far, you’ve been able to figure things out on your WordPress website without much help. But today, no dice: you’re stumped. You know you need to bring in someone with more experience to check out the particular problem you’ve encountered. Luckily, you’ve found someone willing to take a look, but they need access to your WordPress Dashboard.
To be honest, the thought of handing over the keys to your website kingdom is more than a little scary. You feel stuck between a rock and a hard place — on one hand, you know you need the help, but on the other hand, you’re not sure you can fully trust the person who offered to assist you.
If you’ve been in this difficult situation before or you’re agonizing over it now, I’ve got good news for you. There’s a way that you can get help from a virtual stranger while protecting your WordPress site.
How, you ask?
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