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How to protect my wp-admin folders? (7 posts)

  1. bhsu21
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I recently saw that someone gained access to my wp-admin folder and uploaded a bunch of links in there. A reader from a forum alerted me when he saw a post with a ton of links coming from my site.

    I have deleted those folders but how do I protect my site so no one can gain access to it?

    thanks for your time and help.

  2. seanrox
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Password protect your admin folders. That will add a layer of security for you.

  3. bhsu21
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks but how do I password protect my admin folder? Sorry but I'm new to all this.

  4. pizdin_dim
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Read up on using a little thing called "htpasswd". Perhaps start here:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/33632

  5. xinfo
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    i like to know its possible to rename the wp-admin folder ?

  6. pizdin_dim
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    "i like to know its possible to rename the wp-admin folder?"

    Yes, it is but you'll have to hack a lot of WP core files. I wouldn't recommend it unless you're a programmer and you don't mind making those core changes every time you upgrade WP.

  7. namhuy
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    delete wp-admin folder when you dont use, up load it when you need to use. Or make chomd it to 700.
    If you use cpanel, you can set password for that folder easy.

    http://namhuy.org <--- welcome

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