Covers how to change or reset your account password, and keeping your WordPress.com account (and other online services) secure.
- Selecting a Strong Password
The weakest point in any security for your online accounts is usually your password. At WordPress.com, we go to great lengths to make sure your content is secure, protected, and can’t be accessed by anyone other than you. But if one person is able to guess or retrieve your password, they bypass almost every security […]
- Post Visibility
The Visibility area of the Publish module is used to set who can read the post. You can also stick a post to the front page, password protect a post, or set a post to private so it's only visible to Editors and Administrators of the blog.
- Manage My Profile
Gravatar profiles power WordPress.com accounts. If you have a WordPress.com account, you have a Gravatar profile. It can be managed either from within your WordPress.com Dashboard at Users -> My Profile , in the Settings tab on the WordPress.com home page, or over at Gravatar. Your WordPress.com login information will allow you to log in at Gravatar.com.
- Page Visibility
The Visibility area of the Publish module gives you the option to make a page public, password protected, or completely private.
- Account Recovery
At some point, you may run into a situation in which you’ve lost access to your account, so we want to ensure you take the necessary steps to avoid this and set up your account to be recoverable. SMS Recovery Setup A quick, easy step to help protect your account is to add your mobile […]
Your sites are well-protected on WordPress.com. We monitor potentially harmful activity to ensure there is no unauthorized access to your content. To help keep your sites secure there are a few things you can do to protect your data. Keeping your secrets secret The weakest link in the security of anything you do online is […]
Get instant updates from WordPress.com blogs Jabber (XMPP) is an open instant messaging protocol used by millions of people daily. At WordPress.com we use Jabber to instantly deliver new blog posts and comments to subscribers. It’s currently free to use our Jabber blog subscription service. Note: Make sure to generate an Application Specific Password if […]
The OpenID Settings page is a place to configure the trusted sites that can use your WordPress.com blog as an OpenID login. OpenID is an open standard that lets you sign in to other sites on the Web using your WordPress.com account. This means less usernames and passwords to remember and less time spent signing […]
- Two Step Authentication
Your WordPress.com site is your home on the internet, and you want to keep that home safe. Hopefully, you’ve already chosen a unique and hard-to-crack password for your account. To add another layer of home security, you can now enable Two Step Authentication, also known as Two-Factor Authentication—a second step to the log-in process that […]