How to secure wp-admin in Wordpress?

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I tried to use a password protect for wp-admin and it works but when I am back to my font page and trying to search my products on my Wordpress, it promoted for a password to continue because search function worked via wp-admin or there is something connected to wp-admin thus I must remove password for this folder to make search system work normally. Are there any ways to secure wp-admin in Wordpress without affecting web system works?
 

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Are there any ways to secure wp-admin in Wordpress without affecting web system works?
WordFence works best for defending brute-force attacks. Hope my answer will help you to secure your website :)
 

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A good solution if you have a static IP address is to add a .htaccess in the wp-admin directory and allow only your own IP address to access it.
 

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There are loads of security plugins and literally any of them can help you secure wp-admin. Just browse Wordpress directory and you'll find it.
 

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I think these are three of the best ways to do that:
  1. Change the wp-admin link.
  2. Use a strong password and other than "admin" as the username.
  3. Secure your login page.
To change the “wp-admin” at the end of your login URL, you can use a plugin.
A strong password is good but not good enough if you keep it unchanged for years. I change all my passwords once a year.
There are many ways to secure your login page with captcha and other things that can block robots from trying to guess your login details.
Also, I recommend using a plugin for limiting the number of login attempts to less the 3.
 

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You can use wp-hide login plugin to secure your wordpress. Also you can use STRONG and COMPLEX password for wordpress. You can also avoid to use "admin" username.

You can also check this tutorial for Wordpress tutorial.
 

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You can use wp-hide login plugin to secure your wordpress. Also you can use STRONG and COMPLEX password for wordpress. You can also avoid to use "admin" username.
I don't like using a plugin, it may use more resource from system than using codes manually. Is there a way to secure wp-admin by our codes?
 

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According to me, i don't think there is any particular codes. You have to follow below steps, these steps can help you:
  • Keep wordpress up-to date.
  • Always install from trusted sources
  • don't use unwanted plugins and themes.
  • Do not use Admin user name as its default username which can be easily guessable.
  • Secure "wp-config.php " file with below code in it.
Code:
<files wp-config.php>
order allow,deny
deny from all
</files>
  • Restrict "wp-admin" folder.
Code:
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from <your-ip-range>
  • Try to limit login attempts.
  • Remove Readme file from your account.
 
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