How to rename wp-login.php
WP Cerber lets you easily and safely change default login page wp-login.php to whatever you want. In other words you can set up Custom login URL and hide wp-login.php from automated attacks. You don’t need to edit .htaccess file manually or rename your actual wp-login.php file. With WP Cerber you can do it in several clicks. It is safe.
- Open WP Cerber settings page.
- Enter your desired login URL (remember it or bookmarked it) into Custom login URL field
- Check Block direct access to wp-login.php and return HTTP 404 Not Found Error
- Save settings.
- After you set up Custom login URL and you are using a caching plugin like W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache you should add the slug of the new login URL to the list of pages not to cache.
- For multisite mode login URL will be changed for all sites globally.
- Never rename wp-login.php file directly. After updating your WordPress to new version, wp-login.php will be accessible for intruders again.
See also: How to hide wp-admin and wp-login.php from possible attacks
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