Simple Method To Rename wp-login.php for Better WordPress Security


I have found that lots of WordPress websites gets regular wp-login.php brute force attack. This also causes high CPU and memory usage on server. We highly recommend WordPress websites administrator to change wp-login.php url to improve security.

In this tutorial I will explain how to change wp-login.php to wp-login-new.php (You can choose any other name).

Step 1

Open wp-login.php file in any text editor. Find and replace all wp-login.php to wp-login-new.php.
Save the file and close it.

Step 2

Rename wp-login.php file to wp-login-new.php

Step 3

Create a new blank file and name it as wp-login.php

Step 4

Open .htaccess file located in public_html directory and add following code at the top.

ErrorDocument 401 default

Now your WordPress login url will be:

And file will open a blank page. Thus will not cause server load.

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