Adding password protection to your Wordpress Admin Area is a simple step towards boosting Wordpress security and slowing down hackers. Every hacker knows that the standard url for the admin area is wp-login.php or /wp-admin/ and they love to attack it nonstop.
Follow this guide to password protect your Wordpres Admin Area today.
Wordpress Password Authentication Make a backup of your .htaccess file first before editing it
You will be placing the .
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There are 2 ways to update your Wordpress website to load using HTTPS:
via the Wordpress admin area via the database using phpMyAdmin Using the WP (Wordpress) Admin area is the safest and easiest way to enable HTTPS
Wordpress is a great website content management system which also makes it a big target for hackers. One flaw is the use of the admin login name admin. We want to show you how and encourage you to change this over quickly to cut down on hacking attempts.
Change the Name Manually by Adding a New User and Deleting the old Admin User
This method is very easy and anyone can do it right away to have a more secure admin username for a WordPress site.
Check Error Logs on Server Check the public_html/error_log file by using File Manager or your FTP client. It provides very important error logging to issues you may be experiencing with your website.
Enable Wordpress Debugging
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