WordPress Tip: Make an easy to remember login URL

A buddy asked me yesterday if adding a small “Login” link to the footer of their WordPress site was a security risk. He often has trouble with people remember the /wp-login.php URL for WordPress and was trying to figure out a way to make it easier.

While the link in the footer is not a security risk if you’ve setup your WordPress install correctly, there is a much easier way.

Add this line of code to the top of your .htaccess in the root of your WordPress directory:

Redirect /login http://yoursite.com/wp-login.php

Then you can just have them go to:

http://yoursite.com/login

Try it out on mine: http://www.outthinkgroup.com/login

And it will automatically redirect you to the correct wp-login.php page.  Much easier to remember for your clients and you get around adding an extra link to your page.

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WordPress Tip: Make an easy to remember login URL

A buddy asked me yesterday if adding a small “Login” link to the footer of their WordPress site was a security risk. He often has trouble with people remember the /wp-login.php URL for WordPress and was trying to figure out a way to make it easier.

While the link in the footer is not a security risk if you’ve setup your WordPress install correctly, there is a much easier way.

Add this line of code to the top of your .htaccess in the root of your WordPress directory:

Redirect /login http://yoursite.com/wp-login.php

Then you can just have them go to:

http://yoursite.com/login

Try it out on mine: http://www.outthinkgroup.com/login

And it will automatically redirect you to the correct wp-login.php page.  Much easier to remember for your clients and you get around adding an extra link to your page.

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