I would to change the login URL of my site from http://example.com/wp-admin to http://example.com/example. I don't wanna use a plugin for do that, so can I do that from function.php ?

  • Does this answer your question? Is there any way to rename or hide wp-login.php?
    – Pim Schaaf
    Commented Feb 21, 2022 at 13:31
  • note that despite first appearances this provides no security benefits and can also introduce compatibility issues
    – Tom J Nowell
    Commented Feb 21, 2022 at 13:44
  • I would no prefer to do that with the .htaccess how suggested in the @PimSchaaf 's answer
    – Billie
    Commented Feb 21, 2022 at 13:51
  • @TomJNowell so? what you suggest?
    – Billie
    Commented Feb 21, 2022 at 13:56
  • don't try to hide wp-admin or wp-login.php, wordpress.com doesn't and it serves billions of visitors each day. If you're worried about people trying to abuse your login form there are well known solutions that are far more effective, 2 factor authentication, strong passwords, and plugins that limit login attempts. Even if you moved the login URL, people can use the built in shortcuts at /login and be redirected there, or bypass it completely. Most attempts to guess aren't even humans and they don't even check if you're a WP site, it's fire and forget
    – Tom J Nowell
    Commented Feb 21, 2022 at 20:59

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It is simple to design a login page without the use of a plugin. Simply follow these simple steps to construct a login page using a template or a shortcode, both of which are discussed in this post.

Create Login Page In WordPress Without Using Plugin

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