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:
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.
December 10, 2008