how to change wordpress admin url

Have you all ever noticed that your website or blog is being attacked on every second?

Is our web property, which took a long time to stand, can be stolen in a single minute?

These questions raised in my mind when I noticed toward the WordPress Dashboard.

I got shocked by seeing these numbers, seriously 54 thousand times my website was brutely attacked. If I had not created a strong password, I think, it would have been stolen a long time ago.

And, Thanks to WordPress also to save my website from not being penetrated in other ways.

But the question is how long your password would be hidden from attackers. If they will trying continuously, then those days are not far away, when your wordpress dashboard will be accessed by others.

So the question is, how can you save your wordpress from brute force attack and this is the most common attack on wordpress.

Brute force attack: In this type of attack hackers use the various combination of user IDs and passwords to get access to your website. Once the user ID and password get matched to your username and password, they will gain the full access to your website.

Especially in the WordPress, when everyone knows about your admin login URL www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin. wp-admin is the default for all wordpress admin page. Then anyone can start with the brute force attacking.

Then the question is:

How to stop brute force attacks?

Here, you can prevent your wordpress from brute force attacks by these methods:

By Installing limit login attempts plugin

There are many plugins available in the wordpress to limit the count of login attempts. You can simply install those free plugin that can prevent the user from more login attempts.

These plugins will help you to set up the maximum number of login attempts can try a user.

By Enabling 2-Step verification

This will enable the 2-factor authorization that means your wordpress login will check you two times. One is your password, and another is your phone. If you have your both password and phone, then only you can log in to your dashboard.

First, If your password is right, then it sends a 6-digit code to your google authenticator. Which will different for every time and be necessary for all the time whenever you Log In.

Google Authenticator is a very safe method to protect your WordPress from attacks. But sometime it will bother you to type again and again code by seeing from Google Authenticator, If you login many times in a day.

By Changing WordPress admin URL

This can also secure your wordpress login URL by hiding it from others. When it is no longer available to others, no one can try the combinations of username and passwords.

This method will change wordpress admin URL “wp-admin” of your admin dashboard. If you will change your wordpress admin URL, no one can access your wp-admin page. And, I think It can be secured from password guessers and provide more security to your WordPress dashboard.

So, Let’s learn about wordpress plugins that can be used to change wordpress admin URL.

How to change wordpress admin URL

It’s been enough motivation for changing the wordpress admin URL, now it’s time for some practical stuff.

Here, I’m going to explain you the necessary steps required in the wordpress admin URL changing.

Some plugins from that you can take the help to change wordpress admin URL. There are numbers of plugins from them you can choose one to make a change in your wordpress admin URL. Here are some of them.

Today’s I am showing you how to change the wordpress admin URL with the help of WPS Hide login plugin.

Changing the wordpress admin URL with WPS hide login

The WPS hide login plugin is the simplest plugin with very ease in activating the custom url. This has been installed in around 100,000+ wordpress websites.

You can install this plugin by searching the “WPS hide login” in wordpress or download from wordpress page.

Go to WordPress dashboard Plugin >Add New >Search “WPS hide login” >Install.

change wordpress admin url

 

This is the first plugin which will be appeared after searching, Install and activate it.

Once you have installed the plugin and activated it. You have to go to Setting >General at the bottom of this setting, you will find the configuration of WPS Hide Login plugin.

wps hide login plugin configuration

 

Now, you can configure your wordpress admin dashboard by editing the login url. You can keep any desired url for your admin login url. For example, here you can see the login is now my new wordpress admin link.

I have to use this link “http://bloggingrecipe.com/login” to open wordpress dashboard instead of http://bloggingrecipe.com/wp-admin.

However, you can choose a unique URL like “qwsyt” or difficult to guess for someone. Save your unique url to anywhere safely and bookmarked it.

Changing the WordPress admin url with difficult letter combinations will make it difficult to find your URL.

Changing your WordPress admin url does not mean that your old URL “wp-admin” has been deleted. Whenever you deactivate or delete this plugin, your old URL will take place, and then you will be able to open your WordPress dashboard at the wp-admin url.

Now, when I attempt to login with wp-admin url, I see this.

wps hide after changing url

But, when I tried to log in with my chosen url, It will open the login page as you can see it below after login with my chosen url.

wordpress login page

 

Conclusion

As the security perspective, It is a good idea to change your wordpress wp-admin url. By doing this, the hackers are blocked to reach out to your wordpress login page and can’t guess your credentials.

This can improve your Blog or website security in a high extent.


Tell me in the comment section, how many times your wordpress website has been attacked by malicious attacks.

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48 Comments

  1. Floby says:

    This is so helpful i did not even know it before this great post.

  2. Miljana says:

    This is very informational and written easily. I love that I learned all these things about the domain names.

  3. Louise says:

    Wow how scary! Yes this blog is very helpful and useful tips!

    • Hi Louise,

      Haha! Even it is scary for me too, when I saw it for the first time on my wordpress dashboard.
      By changing the URL of WordPress admin panel, It reduces the malicious login attempts in large amounts.
      Thank you, Louise, that you like it.

      Ashutosh Singh

  4. JK says:

    Very informative. I would definitely follow your advices for the betterment of my website. Thank you.

  5. chris says:

    wow, did not realize, thanks for the info, very helpful

  6. Rumi says:

    Very helpful post but my site is on blogger. Do you have any such post for blogger users

    • Hi Rumi,

      It will be glad for me that you like the post.
      No, I don’t have posted for Blogger and Blogger doesn’t need this type of things, because Blogger is protected by Google account.
      And I think, it will be difficult for someone to break your Google account password.
      So feel free to Blogger and stay blogging.

      Thanks for the stopping and commenting here.
      Ashutosh

  7. Amanda Nel says:

    I am not techy at all, and I pinned this to remember next time I want to tell someone about this! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Gaurav says:

    very nice and informative article sir and thanks a lot for sharing it with us

    WordPress security is the most important task to do and you have cleared all my doubts by posting this amazing article here

  9. mariae says:

    thanks for the information! very useful!

  10. Incredibly helpful Ashutosh. I wondered how folks I guest posted for had logins different than traditional site/wp-admin deals. Now I know. Forwarding to my wife as she’ll dig it too because she has a high profile blog in her niche and gets some high volume log in attempts at times.

    Ryan

  11. Before reading this post i believe that there is no way to change admin panel URL in WordPress . Thanks for the information. Keep posting

  12. Luis Medilo says:

    What I do is to password protect my WordPress login page so there will be two logins instead of one. I have the tutorial in my blog.

  13. siddharth says:

    Hey,
    Very informative article. I like the way you have explained it in detail.
    Thank you! keep sharing such articles.

  14. BMEF says:

    Great research. Keep spreading knowledge to peoples .

  15. really helpful post thanks for this kind of article.

  16. Umesh says:

    Hi, Ashutosh

    You always come up with a new and unique post. Before this, I didn’t know about the Admin Security in WordPress. Great post indeed.

  17. Jina says:

    Very helpful and informative details you shared through this article. Thanks for the post.

  18. anil kumar says:

    Hello .this is nice article. keep up the good work

  19. Ashish says:

    thanks very helpful

  20. Rohit says:

    Awesome work buddy
    Keep this good work up

  21. This is really great post… because I have just started blogging this is amazing

  22. Simolee says:

    Nice blog thanks for sharing,
    Keep going.

  23. WPS hide login is such a great plugin, i will use this plugin but please tell us if you have any other way to do this. I mean without installing any plugin, it will be great. Thank you

  24. chris says:

    nice informative article

  25. sam says:

    Great article keep up the nice work.

  26. jp singh says:

    really well explained, i was thinking about to change the default url of wp. after reading this article my all doubts are clear. thanks

  27. Thanks for sharing an informative and helpful article as it was matter of our website security.

  28. Umer Ahmed says:

    Hi Ashutosh Singh
    Very nice Article Keep up the Good work

  29. SUNITA says:

    Wow Awesome Post , Thanks for posting. Keep it up .

  30. Deepak says:

    Hello, Awesome post .Thank you for sharing with us.

  31. Deepak kumar says:

    Thank you.. I want to change my admin login Url.. Finally Done this..

  32. vamsi says:

    Thanks for the information its really good

  33. This is very helpful information… thank you very much for giving us information

  34. Amit Shee says:

    really well explained, i was thinking about to change the default url of wp. after reading this article my all doubts are clear. thanks

  35. Irfan says:

    Wowwww Amazing tips…. I was searching this information from other sites but now i found this useful information on your site… Thanks for sharing us this useful knowledge… Thank you sooooo much

  36. Akash says:

    this is an awesome article
    thanks for sharing with us keep it up.

  37. babir says:

    keep it up very good post

  38. Kamran Afzal says:

    Hi ! this is very nice post and very help full.
    You are doing great work keep the good work.

  39. chotan says:

    wow,
    this is a really super article. thank you for sharing with us.

  40. Rimon Ang says:

    Thank you for sharing Unique information 🙂

  41. ANAND says:

    I used wps hide plugin. It is very good plugin. Wordfence security plugin is also a good plugin. With this you can track all your page views and login attempts.

  42. Zeeshan says:

    Hey ! this is very nice post and very help full thanks
    for this amazing blog post keep up the good work.

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