Have you changed your custom login URL yet?
WordPress doesn’t have any default option to change the login URL. That is why most beginner’s get find it hard to do. However, creating a custom WordPress login URL is much easier than it looks.
In this article, we’ll cover how to create a custom WordPress login URL.
Why Should you create a custom WordPress login URL?
WordPress comes with two default login URLs:
These URLs are pretty obvious and easy to remember. That makes your website vulnerable to several threats and malware. Changing WordPress login URL provides protection from brutal force attack. Doing so will hide the fact that you have a WordPress website. Hence, your website will be protected from hackers. It is considered as a first step towards strengthening your site security.
Having said that, let’s get started:
Change login URL using a Plugin
The easiest way to change the custom WordPress login URL is with the help of plugins. It is a safer and better way to do so but first back up your website. For the sake of this tutorial, we’ll use WPS Hide Login plugin to add custom login URL.
- First of all, install a custom login plugin and activate it.
- Go to either Settings >>General or Settings >>WPS Hide Login.
- Then scroll down to WPS Hide login section. Enter a new custom WordPress login URL in the box.
- Finally, click on the save button to save the changes.
Log out of your website and try to login using the new URL. You’ll get redirected to the admin area by default. Make sure to use the unique custom login URL to be on the safe side.
Upon deactivation of this plugin, custom WordPress login URL will no longer be effective.
You have successfully created a custom WordPress login URL but what if you forget it. Hence, bookmark login page in order to find your login URL easily.
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