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Did you know that it is easy to find the login page of any WordPress installation? Recently, one of our loyal subscribers asked us if it was possible to change the address of his blog's login page.

In this tutorial, I'll show you what he learned by contacting us.

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The first thing you need to do is install and activate the extension: Custom Login URL, available at WordPress.org. After installing and activating the extension, you should navigate to the following location: " Settings> Permalinks“, To customize the URLs of your WordPress blog.

Be sure to use a recommended permalink structure for SEO (I recommend the option "Item name").

In this page, you will notice two new sections, it is more precisely:

Authentications Permalinks

which has a set of "slugs" for the different interfaces related to authentication, in particular the login page (login), registration (Registration), Loss of password (Lost Password) and disconnection (Logout).

You will notice that there are already default values ​​set, but you can change these values ​​to whatever you want.

Authentications Redirects

This section manages the redirection aspect during login and logout. By default, users are redirected to the dashboard page when they log in and to the home page when they log out. You can modify this value, and define custom locations.

Under what circumstances can you need to change the default values ​​of WordPress?

Many people think that changing the login page will help them secure their blog. This is not entirely true.

Changing the default login URLs doesn't keep your home page secure, but it's usually a personal choice.

In addition to this, you may want to personalize the login page of your WordPress blog. If you want to secure your WordPress blog instead, then I invite you to read all of our tutorials that we have written on the security of WordPress.

That's it for this tutorial, feel free to share it with your friends on your favorite social networks.

This article features 1 comment

  1. Hello Herve

    Changing the WordPress admin login url does not guarantee that it is 100% secure, however it seriously complicates the task of hackers, so personally I do it systematically.
    On the other hand, I no longer use a plugin to do it, especially since it is very easy to set up via FTP (see my link).

    Sincerely,

    Bruno

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