Changing your WordPress login URL can be a quick way to drastically decrease the number of bad login attempts to your website. Usually, the default URLs through which you can log in to WordPress are: yourdomain.com/wp-admin/ or yourdomain.com/wp-login.php/. But one of the problems with this is that all of the bots, hackers, and scripts out there also know this. This should be the main reason why you’d change your login URL, because it adds another layer of security to your website. Of course changing the URL and using strong usernames and passwords doesn’t mean you won’t get hacked 100%, but it will take more than an average hacker, which also has free time.
In this article, we will show you how to change your WordPress login URL with WPS Hide Login.
Change Your WordPress Login URL
First thing you need to do is install and activate the WPS Hide Login plugin. This is a very light plugin that lets you easily and safely change the url of the login form page to anything you want. It doesn’t literally rename or change files in core, nor does it add rewrite rules. The plugin has 60,000+ active installs with a 4.8 out of 5 star rating, and is actively kept to date by the developer, Rémy Perona.
Upon activation, you need to visit Settings » General to configure your WordPress login URL. All you have to do is to scroll at the bottom, and then change your login URL with whatever you want (don’t use special characters, like ^&8]’ and so on).
Notice: Once you “Save Changes” your WordPress login URL is now changed. The old login will no longer work, so you will want to update your bookmarks. If you have any issues, you can always revert back to normal by removing the plugin via FTP on your web server.
We hope this article helped you learn how to change your WordPress login url.