In this blog post, I am writing, how to change WordPress default login URL. Security of your WordPress website is one of the major tasks for you. You need to secure your site from day one. Implement all the necessary steps which you can to secure your site.
There are two default WordPress login URL and these are common for every WordPress site.
Hackers know very well that every site has a common login URL. That’s why attackers open your login URL and guess your User ID and Password. Some people do mistakes and have a very common User ID and Password. And hackers hack these kinds of sites easily.
But what if attackers don’t know your login URL. They would not be able to access your login page. And they would not be able to guess your ID and Password.
However, nothing is 100% secure. But you need to improve your site as much as possible. Let’s understand how you can change WordPress Default login URL.
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How to Change WordPress Default Login URL
There is another method also but in this blog, I am writing about change WordPress Default login URL with the plugin.
To change your login URL, first of all, log in to your dashboard and install the WPS Hide Login plugin. WPS Hide Login plugin is a popular plugin. It has 900000+ Active installations. And its rating is also good.
I assume that you know how to install a plugin. If you are not aware, you can read this blog post:
How to install WordPress Plugin? Step By Step Guide
After installing the plugin, you activate it. When it get activated, go to the setting section of the plugin.
When you will click on setting of plugin, you see the plugin setting page.
On the setting page, you will see two URLs. One is Login URL and the second is the Redirection URL. Login URL is the default URL of your WordPress site. Now you can change it from here and save it. After saving it, you note don your new login URL.
You can enter the desired address in the Redirection URL. If someone tries to access the default URL, will be redirected to this URL. You can keep it 404. Or you can change it as per your choice.
WordPress is the most popular and widely used content management system. But the risk is also there. Because attackers mostly target WordPress sites. Normally, WordPress is well developed and secure CMS.
But as you know nothing is 100% safe on the internet. And we also install many plugins, themes, third-party software, etc. Knowingly and unknowingly we add some vulnerabilities to your site.
Or we do some other kinds of mistakes like We forget to timely updates plugins, theme, and WordPress. And we put our site at risk.