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Change Admin URL In WordPress

Saurabh Dhariwal

Saurabh Dhariwal

change Admin URL in wordpress

Let's have a quick walk through regarding changing Admin URL with WordPress. As we all know that Wordpress provides us less security compare to other CMS and Frameworks. So, in this case, to protect our website from hackers we need to perform several processes like protecting admin area, give fewer primitives to database etc.


If you have a WordPress site, it is straightforward to access the admin URL of the login page. A person with basic knowledge of the best WordPress development services knows that by /wp-admin, you can access the admin page, or by /wp-login.php, you can access the login page. For the security purpose, we need to change Admin URL as well as Login page URL so that it is not easily accessible to others.


There are several plugins available in the market by which we can protect our admin area. Which are as follows:


  1. Protect wp-Admin
  2. Better WP Security
  3. Lockdown WP Admin

But, Here I am going to explain to you how we can achieve this using custom code:


You need to follow below three steps to change admin URL:


1) Add constants to wp-config.php file

define('WP_ADMIN_DIR', 'secret-folder'); 


2) Add below snippet in function.php file of your active theme

add_filter('site_url', 'wpadmin_filter', 10, 3); 
function wpadmin_filter( $url, $path, $orig_scheme ) { 
$old = array( "/(wp-admin)/"); 
$admin_dir = WP_ADMIN_DIR; 
$new = array($admin_dir); 
return preg_replace( $old, $new, $url, 1); 


3) Add below line to .htaccess file

RewriteRule ^secret-folder/(.*) wp-admin/$1?%{QUERY_STRING} [L]


By following above steps, you can access admin area using this URL.


Hope this helps you to make things work, feel free to leave your feedback..!!! Need more assistance Hire WordPress Developer...!