Hacking is one of the worst nightmares for bloggers. It can easily destroy all your data and online business in no time. So, it is crucial to stay secure online by using maximum security on your websites.
It’s not a secret that all login or admin pages for WordPress websites look like this: http://domainname.com/wp-login.php or http://domainname.com/wp-admin. So hackers can easily run their automatic scripts on these URLs to hack websites all over the internet.
So, the best solution to this security issue is to change the default login URL to a custom login URL.
Change Default WordPress Admin URL With Lockdown WP Admin Plugin
Lockdown WP Admin Plugin will lockdown your WP Admin URL. It means whenever someone tries to access http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/, they will recieve a 404 error page instead of redirecting to the login page. It can hide both wp-admin and wp-login as well as add HTTP auth to the login system. Apart from that, you can also change your login URL to anything, for example, http://www.yourdomain.com/secure.
Let’s take a look at the image below to learn how to change settings in Lockdown WP Admin Plugin:
Note: This plugin won’t secure your website perfectly, but if someone does manage to crack your password, it can make it more difficult for them to find where to actually login. This also prevents any hacking bots that are used for malicious intents to break in.
Let us know your thoughts in comments about this plugin.