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Any recommendations on how to protect wp-login.php? (7 posts)

  1. magicalwonders
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just wondering if anyone has any tips on how to protect the wp-login page? I've managed to password protect the wp-admin folder, but the wp-login.php could do with some protection.

    I know I could install a plugin that limits login attempts, but I was thinking of maybe hiding the page somehow? Now sure which way to go with this.

    Anybody have ideas on this?

    Myles

  2. Pioneer Web Design
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You can set the permissions for this file and remove read permission. Just change it back when you want to login.

    You could also edit the .htaccess file restricting access to this or any files.

  3. magicalwonders
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thnaks for the feedback. I was hoping for something that would make life awkward for hackers, but not for me.

    Changing permissions each time I login would be very inconvenient. But .htaccess might offer a solution.

  4. Pioneer Web Design
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    As is such with so many, hence the hacks...

  5. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  6. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    magicalwonders wrote:

    I was thinking of maybe hiding the page somehow? Now sure which way to go with this.

    Anybody have ideas on this?

    Better WP Security does this via .htaccess

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-wp-security/

    If you have problems with that, you should check out these links:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/protect-you-wordpress-site-with-wsecure-authentication-1?replies=1

    http://wp.joomlaserviceprovider.com/

    http://wp.joomlaserviceprovider.com/how-it-works

    I've found that these solutions do not work for every setup. They could also cause incompatibility issues with themes, plugins, etc. You'll have to test for yourself.

  7. magicalwonders
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the resources guys. It looks like I've got lots of reading to do. :)

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