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wordpress security

I’ve installed Wordpress a couple of servers following your best practice tutorials on here. I’ve got my sites running and now want to secure them. Specifically, I’m trying to hide the Wordpress Admin URL. However, I’ve tried all kinds of plugins and even modifying the .htaccess directly but nothing work. It hides the wp-admin page but won’t redirect to new URL?

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Hiding the wp-admin is not generally something that is done to secure WordPress and wouldn’t provide much in the way of protection but could likely break some plugins.

Some steps that are important to take would include ensuring protection against xmlrpc attacks and taking other initial steps with your server.

To the best of my knowledge, to successfully change the wp-admin URL would require the use of plugins designed for that purpose.