WordPress is an open source content management tool. It is written in PHP and MySQL. It is an easy platform to create beautiful sites. A site made in WordPress can easily be known by looking at its source. By default, WordPress creates a username as admin. A hacker can try to hack your site by making multiple attempts.
These multiple attempts can use the server resource making the site slow after multiple times. By default, the WordPress admin login URL is domain name followed by /wp-admin. This guide will walk you through simple steps on how you can change the WordPress admin login URL.
- A Domain Name (e.g., example.com)
- WordPress backend credentials
Go to WordPress admin page by entering domain name followed by /wp-admin. Enter your username/email address and password to enter the WordPress dashboard.
You need to download a plugin WPS Hide Login and install it. Hover over the plugins menu, Click Install Plugin. Click on> Add New and Search for WPS Hide Login. This plugin has more than 150,000 installs and an excellent rating. It is a simple plugin that gets the work done.
Click on the Settings menu on the left sidebar of the WordPress menu. Click on WPS Hide Login to open the Settings menu.
Now, simply change the Login URL by adding URL of your choice. Make sure you pick something unique. Click Save changes. The previous admin login URL will not work and now your admin page login can only be accessed by using the new URL.
By following the above steps, you can simply install a helpful plugin & save your WordPress site from hackers and unauthorized attempts to log in to your admin panel.
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