Every WordPress website has two login URLs which are yourdomainname.com/wp-admin or yourdomainname.com/wp-login. But Changing your default WordPress login page URL is an important technique to improve your WordPress website security. So, in this article, I will show you a complete step-by-step guide on how to change your WordPress login page URL (Video Tutorial).
Why you should change your WordPress login page URL?
Changing your login URL will add an additional security layer & will be difficult for hackers to gain access to your site.
The same login URL structure gives a chance for to hackers can easily go to the back end of your WordPress site by visiting the default pages which are yourdomain.com/wp-admin or yourdomain.com/wp-login. If you keep some easy username & password, like admin, admin123,123456, or your website name, then the hacker can hack your site within a few seconds.
You can also change your WordPress login Page Url manually. But after every WordPress update, you have to again change your WordPress admin URL. So, it is better to use a plugin & you don’t have to worry about your Website speed as this plugin is light weighted.
How to change your WordPress Login URL Using a Plugin?
To change the login URL of a WordPress Website, the first step is to install a plugin called WPS HIDE LOGIN plugin. This plugin is simple, and easy to use with positive reviews & regular updates from the developer.
Note: if you want to change your WordPress wp-admin URL manually then you have to change it every time you update WordPress. I will recommend using the plugin.
You can also check this video description on creating your custom login page for your WordPress site.
Wps Hide Login plugin is simple and easy to use. This is a very light plugin that helps you to easily change the admin login page URL to whatever you want.
Just search the plugin in the WordPress add new plugin section and install and activate it.
After activating, click on the setting tab > general and scroll down to the bottom, there you will find the WPS Hide Login plugin.
Now just write the custom URL that you want after your Domain name in the blank space. For Example, as you can see in the screenshot, my new login page is digirockstar.com/newloginurl.
Use a unique login page URL, so that it becomes difficult to guess for others, and also it is better to bookmark the page.
This plugin simply intercepts page requests and if you check your website name/ wp-admin, then it will show ” this has been disabled” as you can see in the screenshot below.
Note: You can also redirect the default login page which is wp-admin to any other page of your site.
If you Deactivate this plugin then it will bring back your website as it was before and the login page will be the same as your website name /wp-admin.
Conclusion: Change WordPress Login Page URL
Changing the WordPress login page URL is a very good idea from the security point of view of your WordPress website. If you have any queries regarding changing the admin page URL of your WordPress site then fill free to comment below.