The first thing to do just after installing WordPress is to login into your admin area, and customize your blog. Then, install the theme and plugins. However, in some cases and without exact cause, people and especially, beginners can forget their WordPress login page URL , so, they stay out of their sites for some time.
In this post, we’ll talk about the admin area URL, and how you can protect yourself from hacks by changing some things easily.
WordPress admin login URL
By default, the WordPress login page URL can be accessed by one of the below examples:
Simply, type one of these URLs in your web browser. Of course, change “yoursite” with your exact domain name, and you will get the login page. Then, enter your username and password and it’s done.
If the blog was installed in a subdirectory, for example, if you have a website and you just installed WordPress for the blog only, you will need to access WordPress as the below example:
In other words, you need to login to the exact location, where, WordPress was installed. No matter if you add the “www” or without them, you can access the page if you don’t have changes in your URL structure. The full domain, or the nacked domain can be used the same.
Now, millions of people knows the above URL structure, the problem is the small percentage of hackers and people who need to access your site to destroy it, or to do whatever they want. They have your default URL, and they will get the login page, so, they can start generating millions of passwords and usernames hoping that they can get the right details.
If you have a strong password, you will be safe for a while with a good username. But, when you share your username everywhere you go online in emails and social networks, things will be bad for you, and good for the others.
What you need is to create your own custom WordPress login page URL, that no other person knows. In this case, your login page will be fully hidden from public access, and you will avoid the big majority, if not all of the risks.
At the same time, you can protect yourself from brute attacks, and other activities that can destroy your site. Follow this post, to change your login URL, and things will be better for you and your security.
“Not Found” login page errors
If you have a good website security and you keep things safe, nothing will risk your site. But sometimes, errors can happen, even, without notice for some mistakes. If you get a “404 Not Found” message on your login page, that means the login file is not placed on that directory, or, deleted completely.
Make sure you’ve not changed your login URL for anything that’s different from what you want to use. If you’re using a custom login plugin, make sure that it’s configured properly. You can verify that by deactivating the WordPress plugins, and see what will happen.
In other cases, the theme itself can include a custom login function, and it can be checked and modified by mistake. If you can’t find your login Url, deactivate all the plugins, and even, themes if you still have the problem.
Fathi Arfaoui: A Physicist, founder and owner of Trustiko.com. He shares Business, WordPress, Web Safety, and Blogging tips to build better websites and blogs. Thus, you will succeed online with the right marketing strategies and recommendations. Of course, you’ll find much more topics.