Back in January of 2011, Chris Coyier posted a sweet .htaccess technique for setting up Simpler Login URLs in WordPress. This is a follow-up technique that’s slightly improved..
First, here’s the code to add to your site’s root .htaccess file:
RedirectMatch 301 \@admin http://example.com/wp-admin/
example.com with the path to your WP admin directory. For example, if WordPress is installed in a subdirectory named
/wp/, the code should look like this:
RedirectMatch 301 \@admin http://example.com/wp/wp-admin/
Once in place, the WP login page will be accessible by appending
@admin to literally any URL on your site. For example:
..and so forth. This can be especially keen when handing clients their login credentials for a new site, where the login page is always with quick reach while visiting the site.
Note that this technique sends a “301” response for the redirect, which means that the redirect is permanent. If you’d like to try the technique or just keep it temporary for awhile, use “302” instead.
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