Change database prefix

Protection Requirement:

OPTIONAL

Skills/Resources:

>Advanced Webmaster
>Edit system files or install plugin
>Text editor or plugin

THE THREAT
By default WordPress adds wp_ as the prefix to all WordPress tables making them easy for a hacker to identify.

THE OBJECTIVE
Change the database prefix to something else.

PROPOSED SOLUTION
You can manually change the database prefix but many will find it easier to use a plugin to do it for you.

Suggested Plugins:

Plugin: Change DB Prefix
This plugin is mainly useful if you have not changed the database default prefix(wp_) at installation time and want to change afterwards so its possible by this plugin.
https://wordpress.org/plugins/db-prefix-change/

Plugin: WP Security Scan
Install the WP Security Scan then go to Security > Database and follow the instructions.
ttps://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-security-scan/

Note: If it will not be used for anything else remove the plugin you used after you changed the prefix and tested that it works.

MORE ADVANCED
Manually Change Prefix:

If you prefer not to use a plugin you can manually change using one of the many guides on the internet.

http://tdot-blog.com/wordpress/6-simple-steps-to-change-your-table-prefix-in-wordpress

NEED HELP?
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RESOURCES
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