Change WordPress login URL

Protection Requirement:

BASIC

Skills/Resources:

>Plugin or text editor
>Install plugin or edit system files

THE THREAT
The WordPress login URL is well known and the target of hackers

THE OBJECTIVE
Change the WordPress login URL to something else.

PROPOSED SOLUTION
The WordPress login URL is one of the main targets of hacking attempts.

There are already many security measures to protect the login and foil hacking attempts.

This approach simply moves the URL so that potential hackers can’t find it. When an attempt to hack the website is made using the standard login URL the Page Not Found error will be returned.

This can be used in conjunction with other security measures to protect the login but this measure alone will foil most hacking attempts.

There are a number of plugins available that will change the login URL’s for you.

See the RESOURCES box below.

MORE ADVANCED
The following link explains how to manually customize the login including changing the URL

http://codex.wordpress.org/Customizing_the_Login_Form

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