You would be wondering why you need a new admin url. Well, that is because the default login to your website is known to every hacker or computer expert out there. Most websites are being hacked with guess work, they locate your admin url and guess away at the username and password. You would be surprised as to how successful this tactic used by hackers is. If you have ever watched a Hollywood action flick you would be thinking, hackers only go after top secret stuff, big governments, and big banks. They would not be interested in my website; after all, I am just a car guy who happens to have a blog. WRONG!!! Cyber attacks can happen to anybody, they are to taken very seriously.
One of the steps that you can take to ensure the security of your website is to hide or change your admin url. In order to make it more difficult for people to find it. How is it to be done? Well there are multiple word press plug-ins available which help you accomplish this task. All you would need to do is download them and follow the steps mentioned below.
If you are looking for a plug-in we have a few recommendations and they are as follows. Click on the link in order to download them directly.
Now the first thing that you need to do is go to your existing admin login url.
Now login to your dashboard.
Go to plug-in and go to add new enter any plug-in that you wish to download.
Once that is done you would see an option to activate the plug-in. Just click the button like so.
Now go to settings and click on the permalink.
You would be able to see an option with wp admin on it.
In the bar corresponding to that type your new admin url that you wish to move forward with.
Save changes. The button should be right below the bar where you filled out your new admin url.
Now sign out and go to the new admin url .
Sign in and go back to work.
These sound like ten easy steps and in fact they are. This takes next to no time and can ensure the security of your website. Think of it this way, in order to keep your house secure you need to hide the extra set of keys, the keys are like your online user name and password. The door is more like url admin page. The advantage that the digital medium gives you over the physical world is that you have the ability to hide the door as well.
Be safe in the digital world. By the way if you need additional help on all things word press go to our wordpress section and learn more click here.