This video takes you through two simple steps to change the database prefix on your WordPress site to improve the security and make SQL injection attacks more difficult.

By default your WordPress installation will create database tables that all start with “wp_”. This means that any malicous scripts can easily guess where your data is stored. Changing the prefix makes it much harder for scripts to guess.

phpMyAdmin is a database tool that is bundled in many hosting packages and allows you to manipulate the database that sits behind and powers your website.

In this video we change the database prefix in the wp_config.php settings file and then use phpMyAdmin to change the database prefix used by WordPress.

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