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Attention all WordPress Bloggers!

Want to stop getting attacks from automated robots trying to guess your WordPress blogging platform and password?

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It can cause a lot of server load / lag time, frustration for your web hosts and stress overall if they do manage to guess your ID and password.

You should do the following to fix this….

Download this plugin: Rename WP-Login and rename your WP-Login URL as soon as possible.

What it does is rename your WP-Login page from “wp-admin” at the suffix like:

https://www.savespendsplurge.com/wp-admin

….to whatever you want it to be, like:

https://www.savespendsplurge.com/login


Then you just use that URL to log into your WordPress install rather than the standard one given.

Good luck!

 

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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using TheBudgetingTool.com. Since then, I have paid my $600K home in cash (my half was $300K), my $180K casr in cash, worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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12 Comments

  1. Emily @ Urban Departures

    This is very useful. Thanks!

    Reply
  2. Nelson

    I did this different after I had some issues. I changed my username from “admin” to something much more clever. Then I get the emails from my security dealie telling me someone was blocked from logging in after 5 failed attempts using the wrong username.

    Reply
    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Oh I already changed my username from admin when I first started the site, but that’s a good point.

      This one is a double layer of security, changing the URL as well

      Reply
  3. The Asian Pear

    Wow. Awesome! Thanks!!

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      You’re welcome. Hope it helps… but you’re on Blogspot not WordPress so it’s moot.

      Reply
  4. Alicia

    So useful!

    Another question: what plugin do you use for the check mark to prove we are human? I’d rather not have everything held for moderation.

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      1. Alicia @ Financial Diffraction

        @save. spend. splurge.:
        Oh! That’s what Robb from Boomer and Echo meant when he said GASP 🙂 I’m not cool enough with the lino. Thanks!

        Reply
        1. save. spend. splurge.

          Any time!

          Acronyms confuse me too 🙂 They change from industry to industry to industry.

          Reply
  5. SarahN

    Thank you so much for this tip!

    Reply
    1. save. spend. splurge.

      You’re welcome!

      Reply

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