Small and simple security plugin that allows you to change url of wp-admin
Spent a day and a half locked out, (and all members of the site also out) no idea why, edited db to change admin pw etc, then archived this Custom Url plugin by ftp (ie, put an x in front of the name) and hey presto, all back to normal (without the changed login url obviously).
So have to give this a one star as I just lost a load of time back and forth with host etc, and was just a malfunctioning plugin.
it changes the url to LOGIN to the dashboard.
However, if you login on the front end then attempt to access the dashboard via wp-admin you can access it. Also if you attemp to access wp-admin it redirects your to your login page and once you've logged in your redirected back to the dashboard.
This seems kinda pointless because anyone with half a brain can tell a site is wordpress so they would just register in order to evade this plugin.
Exactly as I had hoped, nifty plugin
This works perfectly once you get it running, and the way to do so makes sense ... a textbox in the Permalinks page. That said, I had to look around a bit to figure that out the first time. It would be pretty simple to add a Settings link under the Title (beside Deactivate and Edit) in the Plugins list. With that addition I'd give it 5 stars.
Works perfectly, you must logout after configuring the slug.
It does exactly what it says.
Loaded HC Custom WP-Admin URL plugin, changed login slug...that's it!
Thanks for this chaps!
Big problem with WP3.5.1
Not so easy to find the config option (settings -> permalinks), but once you have it, it will work for most users.
However, if you got WP in a subdomain which is an alias for a path within your domain, like "http://blog.yourdomain.com" as an alias for "http://www.yourdomain.com/wordpress/", the login page will still be available under the unaliased URL.
I understand that renaming the php-file would not work everywhere, so it`s a biased situation. Nevertheless only 4 stars for not even warning of this -not so uncommon, but serious- pitfall.
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