Securing Your WordPress Site After Firing Someone

If you run a WordPress blog and you fire one of your writers, there are a few steps you should take to ensure that they don’t come back and cause damage to your site!

Generally, you don’t want to delete the user who left, because all of their posts will either be deleted, or attributed to another person. So what I suggest is the following:

  1. Change their user role to Contributor.
  2. Change their password to something else.
  3. Change their e-mail address, so they can’t retreive their password via e-mail.

Now, the user can’t log in and potentially trash your site. Even if the person only had Author status before, they could still go in and delete all of their posts (which is technically your property).

Food for thought.


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