If you use the self hosted WordPress.org, I’m sure you constantly consider the security of your self hosted site and want to Secure Your WordPress website From Hackers because there are lots miscreants out there planing or already attempting to attack and hack your blog or site.
While there are several steps to take in securing your blog, today, I will be sharing the easiest of them all, “Changing your wp-login page URL”…
The first place a hacker attempts to visit in your blog is your wp-admin login page. Obviously, everyone knows the default WordPress login page URL. Anyone can type your URL and add /wp-admin or /wp-login to visit your WordPress login page.
I’ve seen visits to my blogger blog having ‘/wp-login.php link’. Why on earth will someone try to visit that? Probably trying to hack a blog on blogger? Lol.
If you’ve noticed notifications (that’s if you have one set up) of several failed login attempts, chances are you have an enemy!
Since you know how vulnerable your site is with everyone knowing the link to your wp-admin login page, I strongly advise that you customize the page URL. That’s the first thing most webmasters do after installing WordPress.
Once the link to your login page is changed, you get rid of a huge percentage of direct brute force attacks.
This little yet mighty security trick restricts anyone who doesn’t know the newly customized wp-admin page URL from gaining access to your login page. The only person with such access is you or anyone you tell your new login page URL.
Now you’ve gotten the gist, you are probably wondering how to go about changing such Vital entity without encountering the dreaded database problem or similar.
If you are ready to protect your blog from evil forces, you should Install and Activate Wp Cerber plugin.
Below is a simple guide with pictures to renaming your WordPress login page link.
Below are several other ways you can
protect your WordPress site;