(Last Updated On: January 14, 2017)

The .htaccess is the main file behind of your WordPress blog installation, causes your blog display on the world-wide web (WWW) and reports the 404 errors, 301 errors and more. As we have already solved several issues like returning 404 errors on WordPress posts, access login the WordPress area under brute force attack, and now Protect Login Page in WordPress via .htaccess.

Okay, stepping ahead and start protecting the login page in WordPress via .htaccess. We’ll take a look on several things that we can do to protect WP login screen. I hope you will surely enjoy every single bit of this article. 😉

Protect Login Page in WordPress using .htaccess

Let’s start protecting the login page in WordPress with the help of .htaccess file. All you’ve to do is to insert the following line of codes in your .htaccess file located in /public_html/yourdomain/.htaccess, add your IP address on the line 4, click here to find out your current IP address:

<files wp-login.php>
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

This will prevent others from accessing your blog login page and except those who use your WordPress blog from your internet connection. However, if you have multi-author WordPress blog then you can ask your WordPress blog users to give you their IP addresses so you can whitelist their IPs by adding additional lines of after one and another Allow from ***.Your.UserIP.*** and then also force your blog users to use strong passwords.