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Lockdown WP Admin

Lockdown WP Admin conceals the administration and login screen from intruders. It can hide WordPress Admin (/wp-admin/) and and login (/wp-login.php)

31 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
Doesn't work when WP is in a subdirectory
By , for WP 4.2.2

As already mentioned by another user, when the WordPress installation is in a subdirectory (mysite.com/subdir) and configured to be accessed through the root URL (mysite.com) by setting:

  • WordPress Address (URL) = mysite.com/subdir
  • Site Address (URL) = mysite.com

the plugin fails to work :(

Trying to login via: mysite.com/mykeyword
shows the login screen fine, but after clicking the Log In button, one gets the Not found error message:
"You tried going to mysite.com/subdir/mykeyword, and it doesn't exist."

So the only way to login is by disableing the plugin via FTP and then going to:

Trying to logout via the WP logout link, which shows:
also returns a Not found error message:
"You tried going to mysite.com/subdir/mykeyword?action=logout&_wpnonce=etc, and it doesn't exist."

So, to logout one has to actually use the following URL:

If WP is installed in the root directory or in a subdomain, the plugin works great!

crap + no support if you get locked out
By , for WP 4.2.1

crap + no support if you get locked out

By , for WP 4.1.1


Very Nice
By , for WP 4.0

Very good and nice plugin, Please update it time to time, However it compatible with WP 4.0, Thanks once again Sean Fisher :)

Very Usefull
By , for WP 4.0

Works as intended, hiding sensible areas of the site (login and admin) from intruders.

There are some issues, like when logout inside the backend you are redirected to the frontend and then have logout again.

But overall works fine!

Simply all I needed
By , for WP 4.0

It's really easy to use and customize.

Awesome Plugin
By , for WP 3.9.2

I was using iThemes Security and it caused so many problems. This plugin did the trick without the headaches.

Great! Works with Wordfence or Rublon
By , for WP 3.9.2

I was skeptical at first of using this due to low # of users giving feedback, but after having locked out of using 2 other free hide-url plugins, I tried this one. And this works perfectly with Wordfence or Rublon.
FYI, I previously only installed Wordfence 2-step authentication, but still kept getting bot attacks daily & the last resort was I couldn't even login into my account because my host temporarily shuts down my site due to the high frequency of the attacks. I kept searching for a simple custom login url (since I already have other security plugins).
Glad I found this! Thank you.

A Simple Solution - Lots of advantages.
By , for WP 3.9.1

I use this plugin on all the websites I administer. This has cause lots and lots of 404's on my login pages and less headache for me. My login url is now a secret in its own, triple protection equals a username that is not admin or any user name on the site + a strong password + a hidden login url. I am thankful for plugins like this. Thank you very much for a very effective plugin!

Trouble with Google Authenticator
By , for WP 3.9.1

The installation and teh setup is simple but after activation impossible to login. Google authenticator does not accepting code. Itheme also give error 404 on the custom login page.
Too mucht trouble :(

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