How to Hide Login with LoginPress

The LoginPress Hide Login add-on makes it easy to enhance the security level and gives a hard time to spammers who keep hitting your login page. It lets you create a secret admin login URL. Hiding the login prevents hackers from attacking the admin login page with a password-guessing attack since the login page is hidden.

This knowledgebase article will show you how to hide the login URL using LoginPress Hide Login Add-on.

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Activate Hide Login Add-on

Note: Here, we've assumed that you have already upgraded to LoginPress Pro and have activated the License Key

First, go to the left of the WordPress admin dashboard and navigate to LoginPress > Add-Ons. Next, you need to find the Hide Login Add-On and Toggle On the button to activate the Hide Login Add-On.

Activate Hide Login

Set Up Hide Login

To set up the Auto Login addon, your will need to check the following steps.

Step 1: Go to Hide Login

First, go to LoginPress on the left side of the admin dashboard and click on Settings

Hide Login Settings

You can see the Hide Login tab next to the Settings tab.

Note: All the Add-Ons will be added next to the Settings tab.

Hide Login Tab

Here, under the Hide Login tab, you’ll find 

  • Rename Login Slug:

You can choose between renaming the slug on your own or generating a random slug.

  • Send Email: 

The Send Email feature is there to get a newly created login URL on your Email address. It’s convenient as you can easily retrieve the Login URL from the Email if you forget the login URL anytime in the future.

  • Email Address:

The Email Address feature helps you get the newly changed login URL on the selected Email address.

You can add more than one email account by adding a comma between the two. This will help you get your new login URL on the given email address.

Step 2: Customizing the Default Login URL 

The default structure of the WordPress login page generally looks like www.website.com/wp-admin/ or www.website.com/wp-login.php/. 

Default login page URL

As a general rule, changing this URL is a good practice to ensure that hackers cannot find it. 

All you need to do is to go to the Hide Login tab. Navigate to the Rename Login Slug field. Now, rename the login slug on your own or click on the Generate Slug (Randomly).

Random Slug

Once the renamed login slug is generated, your default WordPress login URL becomes unavailable to outsmart hackers. Now you don’t need to care about brute-force attacks.

You’ll need to log in to your WordPress site with the newly generated slug.

New Login URL

What Happened to the Default URL?

You’ve created a custom login URL and blocked all traffic to the default wp-login pages. 

Let’s see what happens if you go for the default  URL; www.website.com/wp-login.php/ .

Default Slug

See, you are redirected to the 404 page. Now your WordPress login page is secured against brute force attacks.

404 Error

That's it! We've demonstrated how you can rename the login slug for the users. Try the LoginPress Hide Login Add-on to make your site harder to crack than you think, and let us know how much it helped you! 

If you have any doubts or questions related to this matter, please don't hesitate to contact our support team.

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Updated on October 5, 2022

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

These FAQs answer the most common questions about our WordPress custom login page plugin.

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Is LoginPress WPML Compatible?

LoginPress is fully supported with multilingual. LoginPress is also compatible with WPML Plugin, which means you can easily translate your login page with WPML plugin according to the given translation options in the WPML plugin.

Is LoginPress translation ready?

Yes, LoginPress has full translation and localization support via the LoginPress textdomain. All .mo and .po translation files should go into the languages folder in the base of the plugin.

Is coding skills needed to use LoginPress?

No, It is very easy to setup. Just plug and play. Have fun!

How to Install or Use LoginPress Pro?

Step-by-step instructions on How to Upgrade from existing Free version to Pro
1. You have installed and set up the Free version already.
2. Upload the Pro version.
3. Pro features will be enabled automatically.
4. You don’t need to set up Free version options again.
5. Setup Pro features like Google fonts, Google reCaptcha, Choose themes, etc.

Where is my license key?

License key is the Order ID which looks like in this format.
WHI150807-1234-12345
You can find it in the email Sales Receipt.

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