How To : Protect wp-admin Folder
wp-admin is the default admin folder in WordPress, then how to protect a very important folder like this? There are two ways to protect wp-admin folder. First, use secure connection via SSL and give a login requirement from the web server. Second, change the wp-admin folder to another name, so your visitors will never know how to login to your admin page. Ok, I’m gonna tell you about the second way, just rename wp-admin folder. If you want to change permanently the folder’s name, follow this way, but you will never be able to upgrade your WordPress when the newer version released.
I’m gonna tell you about a cool WordPress plugin called Stealth Login. This plugin prevents your visitor to access wp-admin page with .htaccess script.
The main features of Stealth Login :
- Change admin login page slug
- Change admin logout page slug
- Change user registration slug
- Change user login page slug
- Stealth Mode, prevents user to access wp-admin.php directly