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How to Protect wp-admin & wp-login ?

Hi,

My site is very popular, so there are haters who try to login by tying passwords on wp-login page.

All I want to do is protect wp-admin & wp-login like this : http://i.imgur.com/xZrOEiC.png

So that, after passing above authentication, I may go to wp-login page.

Please help me to do so.

Regards


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In order to password protect a page with Apache, you need to add a new section to your Apache VirtualHost like the below:

<DirectoryMatch ^.*/wp-admin/>
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Restricted"
    AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/.htpasswd
    Require valid-user
</DirectoryMatch>

Then set the user and password by running:

sudo htpasswd -c /etc/apache2/.htpasswd username

Finally, restart Apache for the changes to take effect:

sudo service apache2 restart

Check out this article for more information:

Hello, all

There are plugins that can change the default admin page from domain.com/wp-admin and also make the admin page inaccessible via the PHP file domain.com/wp-login.php. This can also be achieved using Apache or Nginx rewrite rules, but for not so technically advanced users a plugin will do the job just as well as using a rewrite rule.

Regards, Alex