Two Ways To Secure The Wp-admin Directory – WordPress Security

Currently WordPress Powers 29% Percent of the total websites in the world. This Sounds great but at the same moment it reminds us it’s exposer to Hackers.WordPress is itself secured and time to time updated with new security features and standards But Installing plugins Makes it Vulnerable. Moreover outdated plugins are easily and usually Targeted by Hackers.The best thing you can do is to “Secure The Wp-admin Directory” and I prefer it’s the first thing you must do.

To Secure The Wp-admin Directory is an easy to do task, i will make it more simpler for you.

Methods :-

  1. With a Plugin
  2. Without a Plugin
First, let’s do this with the help of a plugin

Step 1

Go Ahead and Search WPS Hide login in plugin Search panel
Secure WP admin

After you have found the plugin, click on Install Now. Let the installation process get completed.

Step 2

Now when you have successfully installed the plugin, you can now head towards the General settings and scroll down to the bottom.

Secure WP Admin

Here you will find your login url slug changed from “/wp-admin” as “login” by default you can change your slug in anything you want.

* Note – keep in mind, that you want your users to keep distance from your WordPress login window so try to avoid slugs like “admin” “administrator” “your name” etc.

2nd Method

This requires a little bit of technical knowledge and beginners are advised to follow the above method which is very very easy.

Step 1

 

Login to your C-panel. If you don’t know how to, login to your Web Host account and look for Admin management section or simply if you know your credentials, go to yourdomain.com/cpanel.

From there head towards “Directory privacy” section and click to open. Look for “public_html” foldr and click to open. Now you will see your “Wp-admin” directory. Click to open and a screen like this will be shown:-

Secure WP admin with password

 

Step 2

First, Click on the box against the “password protect this directory option”, then hit save.Do Not fill the password and username before hitting the first save button. Now click on the back option shown on the next screen.

After you have came back, fill out the details as mentioned  and click on the second save button. You have now successfully secured your wp-admin directory. Now login page will look like this :-

WP admin successfully secured

Go Ahead and Try to login and check if everything is working fine.

I would love to hear about your experience with above methods in the comment section below.

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