How to Rename WordPress Admin URL to Improved Security

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Nowadays, the most common types of hacking in WordPress is brute force attack. In the brute force attack, the hackers trying the various permutations & combinations of usernames & passwords to get inside in your WordPress website/blog. To prevent your WordPress blog/website from brute force attacks, rename your WordPress admin login URL from default “wp-admin” and “wp-login.php” to something else like “MyLogin” or “login”. In this tutorial, I will explain how to rename WordPress admin URL to improved security.

How to Rename WordPress Admin URL to Improved Security

There are many plugins are available in WordPress plugin repository to rename WordPress default admin login URLs to as you want. In this tutorial, I will explain about WPS Hide Login WordPress plugin to protect your WordPress admin login from hackers/attackers.

If you are trying to access the wp-admin page, it will give the permission error after configured this plugin with your website. See the below screenshots.

How to install WPS Hide Login

WPS Hide Login plugin is a very light weight plugin which will allow you to change/rename your WordPress admin login URLs from “wp-admin” or “wp-login.php” to something else as you want. Please don’t worry, this plugin will not change any core files of WordPress. if you don’t want to use this plugin, then after deactivating this plugin will bring your site back to the default state where it means the admin login will be the default login URLs (wp-admin & wp-login.php).

WPS Hide Login plugin is also compatible with other WordPress plugins like:

  1. BuddyPress
  2. bbPress
  3. Limit Login Attempts
  4. User Switching

The installation of this plugin is very easy as you install the other plugins. I f you have just started with WordPress, then check out:

Screenshots

Please see the below screenshot to configure this plugin after activated in your site.


About: Prem Tiwari

Prem Tiwari is the founder of freewebmentor.com and is a professional developer who has vast experience in PHP and open source technologies. Apart from this, he is a blogger by hobby and also he has been a regular speaker of WordPress sessions in various IT Companies.


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