How to change the wp-admin URL?

Change wp-admin URL

Change URL wp-admin

Do you want to change the wp-admin URL? You’ve arrived to the right place. This tutorial will show you how to make a custom WordPress login URL. /wp-admin and /wp-login are the two login URLs used by WordPress. You’ll learn how to alter your custom URL in this article.

Why change the wp-admin URL?

On this subject, there are two think tanks. According to one theory, changing the WordPress default admin URL reduces security threats. According to them, concealing the default login URL from hackers minimizes the likelihood of a hacker attack and brute force attacks. Another think tank opposes it. They argue that altering the wp-admin URL doesn’t make the site any safer.

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.

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