Change URL wp-admin

Curious about changing the wp-admin URL? You are at the right place. Here’s how to create a custom WordPress login URL. WordPress uses two login URLs namely /wp-admin and /wp-login. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to change your custom URL.

Why change the wp-admin URL?

There are two think-tanks on this matter. One claims that changing WordPress default admin URL lowers security risks. They say hiding the default login URL from hackers reduces hacker attack chances and brute force attacks. Another think-tank is against it. They argue that changing the wp-admin URL doesn’t improve security.

Change wp admin URL with Plugin

WPS login hide

Changing the WordPress default URL with the help of a plugin is both safe as well as better. There are many Plugins for this purpose, but WPS Hide Login by WPServeur works the best way. Click on the link to download and install it. If you don’t know how to install it, click here to learn about how to install a plugin.

When installed and activated, head to settings>general in WordPress admin panel and you will see settings of WPS Login Hide.

Change wp-admin URL

You will receive a “404 page not found” error message if you now provide the browser’s default /wp-admin URL.

Remember the custom URL slug, as it creates problems instead of security. You will not be able to login to the WordPress dashboard if you don’t provide this URL in the browser. If you forgot the slug and logged out, you will have to deactivate the Cpanel plugin to login with the default wp-admin URL. We explained this method in a detailed article “how to find the culprit plugin.”

Conclusion

WP use two login URLs i.e. /WP-admin and / WP- login. In this tutorial, you learnt how to change them to your custom URL. Changing the default login URL with the help of a plugin is both safe as well as better. WPS Hide Login by WPServeur works the best way to change the default wp-admin URL. You will be provided with a “404 page not found” error message if you provide the default /WP-Admin URL in browser. Remember the custom URL slug, as it will create problems instead of security.

We hope this article enabled you to change the default WordPress admin URL. As discussed earlier, this does not take security to the desired level. You may also want to read about the best security plugins for further improving the security of your website.