Do you want to change your WordPress custom login URL? Then this tutorial is for you.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to change the WordPress login URL by following few steps.
WordPress is one of the most popular and commonly used content management systems used to create websites or blogs. As you know creating a website or blog with WordPress is an easy task.
As you know by default login page URL (yourdomian/wp-admin.php) is very simple and everyone can easily find out your WordPress website login page. So for security reasons, it’s very important to change your WordPress website Login URL.
Why Change the WordPress Login URL
Before telling you how to create a WordPress custom login URL, It is important to tell you a few reasons why you should change your WordPress default login page.
As we mentioned above, few security reasons can affect your WordPress website because of having a login page open to the public. Most commonly, brute force attacks. Because of the universality of WordPress, these types of attacks are becoming more common.
Maybe you don’t know most of the WordPress users don’t take security seriously and every time they are using the same username and password. Below I mentioned a few usernames and passwords that are commonly used.
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How to Change the WordPress Login Page URL using a Plugin
This is the most Secure and Safe way to change the WordPress login URL with the plugin. Creating a Custom WordPress login page is too easy and simple and mostly done with a plugin. Some of these plugins are free to install.
In this tutorial, we are using the ‘WPS Hide Login’ plugin to create a custom WordPress login URL. This plugin is free to install and use, and this is the most common and perfect plugin for creating a custom login page URL.
You need to follow the mentioned steps for creating a custom login URL in your WordPress website.
Step 1: Add New Plugin in WordPress Website
For adding new plugin in your WordPress you need to open your WordPress website dashboard and go to plugin >> new plugin
Step 2: Search install and activate the Plugin
You need to search WPS hide login plugin in the search bar that placed on the right-hand side. Click on the install plugin, after installation click on the activates button to activate the plugin.
Step 3: Change setting
After activation, you need to go setting the page of your WordPress website setting >> general from the main menu of the WordPress dashboard. Scroll down the page till you find the WPS hide login page section. In this section, you have a ‘login URL’ field. By using this field you can customize the WordPress login URL with any word you want.
In this field, you will have to enter the ‘new custom login URL’ for your WordPress website login page.
Here you have successfully changed the WordPress website login page URL.
Check the Custom Login page URL
After following all the above-mentioned steps, you can check your WordPress website login URL by inserting the on the address bar and press enter. As in the below image you can see our website custom login page URL.
Some important information about the plugin
There are two things you should remember about WPS hide login plugin.
The first thing is that, when you activate the WPS hide login plugin, you will not have access to the old login URL. By default, WPS hide login plugin set login page URL to yourdomain/login. This happens instantly when you activate the plugin. So keep it remember when you customize the Login URL. Otherwise, you will be going to face some issues in login into your site.
Second thing is that, whenever you deactivate the WPS hide login plugin, your WordPress website will instantly go back to default login URLs such as wp-login.php or wp-admin.php.
WordPress is a very popular and secure content management system, but you should always do all possible things to make your website more secure and protected. Changing your WordPress website login URL is a small thing. But by this, you make a little difficult for hackers and spammers to get access to your WordPress website.
This method is very simple. And this method will take a few minutes to make changes on your WordPress website if you are using the correct tool. By using a plugin like WPS hide login, you easily change your login URL by WordPress dashboard settings, and that change takes effect instantly.
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