WordPress: Change wp-admin folder name
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WordPress is great! It’s no doubt. But unfortunately it still doesn’t have many quite necessary features. One of them is the ability to change wp-admin folder name, which is the admin directory as you probably already now. After searching for several hours on the internet without any success I started thinking of ways how to change my wordpress admin directory name. In this small tutorial I’ll show how to do it. Before starting the tutorial I have to say that this is rather complicated way and there may occurred some bugs. Anyway I have tested it and didn’t found any. So let’s start.
All we have to do is to search “wp-admin” in all wordpress files and change it to what we need to use as a admin directory name. Let’s name it for example “profile”. There are over 50 files to change. It’s practically impossible to find all these files manually so we need this great software called “grepWin” (Download). After installing this software right click on your wordpress folder and then choose “grepWin…” (see image below)
Then type “wp-admin” in “Search for:” box and “profile” (or anything you wish) in “Replace with:” and click “Replace”. This software will find every “wp-admin” and replace it with “profile”.
Now we are almost done. There is one file in /wp-admin/ directory called wp-admin.css. You have to change it’s name to “profile.css” (your_admin_directory_name.css).
Please note that some plugins and themes may also use the “wp-admin” name somewhere, so before you upload any theme or plugin don’t forget to scan it using grepWin and change every “wp-admin” to your chosen directory name.
DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT ADVISABLE IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO UPDATE YOUR WORDPRESS SITES REGULARLY. Please back up your files