How to change your WordPress login URL
When you already have a popular WordPress blog, you would surely want to make it hard for wannabe hackers to login to your dashboard and mess things up. An easy security implementation is to change the URL of your login page so that it would discourage people from guessing your admin password.
Changing the login URL is not as easy as renaming the PHP file. Fortunately, there’s a WordPress plugin called Stealth Login that would do all the hard work for you. This plugin allows you to create custom URLs for logging in, logging out, administration and registering for your WordPress blog. Go ahead and try accessing http://www.calvinshub.ca/wp-admin, it will just return you back to the homepage.
Yep, you can change the login URL into anything you want. To do that, head to the Stealth Login setting page once you installed and activated the plugin.
In the setting page, you need to Enable the plugin.
The Login Slug is the page that will replace wp-admin on your login URL. You can also change the Logout and Admin Slug to make it more secure. Then you also would want to enable Stealth Mode.
When you click Save, the plugin will make the necessary changes in your .htaccess file and the next time you login, you need to use your unique Login Slug. In our case, it’s www.calvinshub.ca/lechugas. Don’t bother trying the link out, I changed it to another word.
Now don’t you forget your Login Slug ok? In the instance that you do forget it, you need to edit .htaccess from your web server and delete the entries Stealth Plugin made to revert back.
Some people are saying that it won’t work if the blog is not located in the root folder. I couldn’t test because mine’s installed normally on the root folder. If you want to test if this plugin will work for your blog, launch a different browser to access the new URL of your wp-admin page instead of logging out.