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Securing wp-admin folder - Purpose? Importance?

I am trying to understand how to secure a WordPress site. One security task I do not understand is...How important is it to protect the "wp-admin folder"? For example, I would consider limit login ...
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Making WP Admin Folder accessable JUST under a different link

I read all your post regarding renaming and moving the admin folder a few times but I still didn't find the real answers to my question! I got a page, lets say available under mysite.com ,the real ...
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How can I make my .htaccess file writeable by wp-admin?

My ISP changed the hosting for my Wordpress blog and everything stopped working. There was a DNS issue but they resolved that, but then every page apart from the home page returned a 404 error. When ...
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Rename wp-admin [duplicate]

I want to rename the admin URL 'wp-admin' to e.g. 'admin'. I set a rewrite rule in the .htaccess to acces the admin login: RewriteRule ^admin wp-admin [NC,L] That works but I can still use /wp-admin. ...
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.htaccess in wp-admin produces a redirect loop

I've decided to take the advice of protecting the /wp-admin directory using .htaccess on a website which keeps getting hacked. Whenever I upload .htaccess to /wp-admin, my browser says /wp-admin has ...
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Wordpress in sub directory wp-admin problem

I have WordPress 3.3.1 installed in a sub directory on my site just to use as a staging test site. It seems the root sites .htaccess is creating problems for Wordpress wp-admin page. I've set the ...
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Why should I password protect WP-Admin?

Just occured to me: what's the point of password protecting www.yoursite.com/wp-admin when a user can just type www.yoursite.com/wp-login.php, bypassing the password on /wp-admin? Am I missing ...
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htaccess and htpasswd

im trying to lock my admin panel from my users with adding htpsswrd file to wp-admin folder. but also i want my users can edit their profiles. so i create this file (htaccess) AuthName "Username and ...
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Use a different domain for SSL

long time lurker - first time poster. A client of mine has a website developed in CakePHP, and a wordpress blog installed in the /blog/ directory. Let's say the url of the main domain is ...
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How to change “wp-admin” to something else without search-replacing the core?

for example: foobar.com/wp/edit instead of foobar.com/wp/wp-admin How would I do that? I've tried using this in htaccess but it won't work: ##### ABOVE THIS POINT IS ALREADY INSERTED BY WORD PRESS ...
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Options for restricting access to wp-admin

So i've installed a plug-in which allows me to enable two-factor authentication for my users. The problem is that to enable the plug-in i have to log in as that user and enable it via their profile ...