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  • Matt

    (@reallymattgray)

    To do it on your own is not recommended due to the potential of incompatibility issues (i.e. with plugins). But there is a plugin to mask your login URL and change it to a custom one you prefer. WPS Hide Login works well, although the one problem is the “saved” password feature shows the asterisks, but actually requires you to click and select the saved password each time.

    hello @reallymattgray
    thank you for your response
    as per your suggestion I installed the WPS hide login plugin
    however when I tried the new URL of my WP Admin that I have set at the general setting, it become an error page like this http://prntscr.com/eqd5w5
    What is possible wrong ?
    What should I do to fix the issue ?

    thanks

    Matt

    (@reallymattgray)

    1. If you’re able to login to your Admin page, then go to Plugins, find WPS plugin, select Settings, and verify the URL. Copy and paste it into a new tab/window and retry the login. If that doesn’t work, then…
    2. Disable all other plugins to see if there is a conflict. If that doesn’t work, then…
    3. Reinstall WP in case a file became corrupted. Also, run a fresh Wordfence scan to verify no files are infected that might be causing a conflict.

    What version of SQL is your server running?

    My phpmyadmin version is : 4.6.4, can it caused the error ?

    Matt

    (@reallymattgray)

    I don’t know, but in general I have seen many compatibility errors with versions under 5.0. There are also a lot of backdoor intrusion risks with older versions of MySQL.

    Try the other options before considering MySQL upgrades (which might require creating a new database within a newer version, and migrating tables).

    Plugin Support wfphil

    (@wfphil)

    Hello,

    Wordfence has great WordPress login page security options.

    Our documentation link below gives a comprehensive guide on how to use the Login Security Options that you can find on the Options page of the plugin:

    Login Security Options

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by wfphil.
    Matt

    (@reallymattgray)

    ^… true. But also making wp-admin a prohibited URL that causes an automatic block, is a great feature. But remember to whitelist your own IP address.

    to make more secure the login security, can I make whitelist IP using an IP from VPN service?
    and I want that it will work for admin user only, but for others non admin user can login from whatever their IP is

    I am considering this action because my internet’s connection using dynamic IP not a static IP but I want to make sure that anyone can login with admin’s role is only me

    Plugin Support wfphil

    (@wfphil)

    Hello,

    Yes you could use a VPN service that provides a dedicated IP. Then search for a tutorial on blocking access to your login page via the .htaccess file.

    Examples are given below from the WordPress codex:

    Block Login Access

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by wfphil.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by wfphil.

    I just installed the premium version of this plugin and despite its great array of features I’m disappointed to find that there is:

    1. No option to hide/change the login url away from wp-admin or login.php

    2. Country blocking: unable able to block only login (or specific) urls by country; despite the fact there is a button labelled ‘Block access to the login form’ – if I check it, the rest of the site is blocked too even if the button underneath ‘Block access to the rest of the site (outside the login form)’ is un-checked? N.b. To test, I have whitelisted my country, and then enabled VPN with a IP originating from a country on the block list and I am blocked from the entire site.

    I know I can do this via .htaccess, but I installed this plugin for non-technical users and for $99 you kind of expect both of these features as standard.

    Am I missing something?

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    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by Truffledome.
    Plugin Support wfphil

    (@wfphil)

    Hello,

    I will answer both question for you separately.

    1) You will notice from the WordPress Codex that for Access Control, WordPress recommends strong passwords and two factor authentication to protect your login page.

    https://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress#Access_Control

    It doesn’t mention changing your login URL and there is one very good reason for this. If you change your login URL then bots will simply attack the XML-RPC interface instead and attempt to brute force entry to your site that way.

    Wordfence’s “Login Security Options” quickly blocks any brute force attack to either the standard login page and also the XML-RPC interface. This is available in both the free and premium version.

    We have more information about this on our blog:

    WP Login or XML-RPC: Which do Brute Force Attackers Prefer

    2) We are forbidden to answer questions relating to premium features on this support forum. We will be able to help you if you login at the premium support desk at the link below:

    Wordfence Premium Support

    Thank you.

    Hi,
    The best way to change wp-admin URL is by using wps hide login plugin. you can check this complete tutorial on changing wp-admin URL with a plugin.

    Thank you

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