I want you to open a new tab and type in the URL of your blog. Now add /wp-admin to the end (like myblog.com/wp-admin ) and go to the site. Do you see your WordPress login?
If your answer is yes, then I’ve got some good and bad news for you. And since everyone always wants to hear the bad news first, here goes.
The bad news: Everyone else, including hackers, know that’s where to go to login as well. It’s the standard login page for all WordPress sites. Malicious bots and hackers know to add /wp-admin to website URLs to find the
logins and then they brute force their way into your site.
The good news: You can change your login page in less than 5 minutes.
How to Create Your Custom Login Page
Step 1: Download and activate a plugin to change the location of your login page.
There are a few plugins out there, but I recommend Move Login. It’s highly rated and frequently updates to stay secure and compatible with the latest versions of WordPress.
Step 2: Go into the plugin and change where the login page appears.
If you chose the Move Login plugin, go into your Plugins directory and click settings on the plugin. You’ll want to at the very least change the log in area. Remember to make it unique and memorable. You can even make it fun, by changing your login URL to myblog.com/hi or myblog.com/opensesame.
Step 3: Think of some fun login URLs.
Some fun login URLs to consider:
Once you’ve picked your new URLs, hit save. That’s it!
Step 4: You’re all done.
No really, there is no step 4. You did it all in 3 steps. Look at your watch. Under 5 minutes, am I right? Totally. If you have any questions about moving your page, drop them in the comments—I’m happy to help.