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This guide will help you rename the WP-Admin URL of your WordPress blog.
There are many programmed bots and attacking software which assume the wp-admin URL to be http://yoursite.com/blog/wp-admin.
With Loginizer Security Pro its now possible to rename wp-admin to something different e.g. site-admin
You can rename the WP-Admin URL to anything of your choice.
NOTE : For this guide we will assume that the new name you want to set for wp-admin is site-admin
Adding entry in .htaccess
Renaming the WP-Admin Area
To rename the WP-Admin Area, please go to WordPress Admin Panel -> Loginizer Security -> Security Settings.
There you will find the Rename WP-Admin Access Setting section.
Enter a new wp-admin slug in this section.
Note : You must have .htaccess setup by now.
The following is a screenshot of the settings page
You must now access the new admin slug from the URL to see if your wp-admin area is working with the new URL.
Disable wp-admin access
Once you have setup and tested the new wp-admin area (site-admin in our example) you can consider to disable wp-admin access.
The advantage is that, attacking bots will not know the new URL.
To do so, enable the Disable wp-admin access setting as well.
Once enabled wp-admin will no longer work with the old slug. It will work only with the new slug (site-admin in our example)