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Password Protect WP-Admin folder

Password Protect WP-Admin folder

 

Mostly WordPress login pages are targeted for brute force attacks or other vulnerabilities.
Below are steps to password protect wp-admin login :

 

# Login to your cPanel.

# Scroll down till you see the Security Tab

# Click on the “Password Protect Directories”

# Next screen will ask you for directory location. just click on web root >> navigate to the folder where your WordPress is hosted. Then click on the /wp-admin/ folder.

# Simply check the box to password protect the directory. Then create a user for the directory.

# Back to cPanel Home page and open File Manager

Open & Edit .htaccess file and add the following code into .htaccess file

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ErrorDocument 401 default

# Now when you try to access http://YourDomain.com/wp-admin , you will see an authentication required box.

 

 

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