Possible to change the admin directory? (4 posts)

  1. MortimerJazz
    Posted 8 years ago #


    I'm just thinking that from a security point of view, I'd like to change the URL of the admin login area.

    However, simply re-naming the "wp-admin" folder on the server seems to result in the site going down. So is there any other way I can do this? Or does the admin login area always have to remain in the wp-admin folder?


  2. Kalessin
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I suppose it's technically possible, but a quick search of a site returns 127 occurrences of the string "wp-admin" which would, presumably, all have to be changed.

    Perhaps a future version could define the admin directory in wp-config.php and use that throughout, enabling users to select a directory of their choice.

  3. shadow
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Additionally, it is secure aready. Yes, everyone knows where it is, but with strong passwords and sensible permission levels, there is no need to worry.

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Might review Hardening_WordPress.

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