.htaccess Lockdown For WordPress Backend

.htaccess Lockdown For WordPress Backend

Worried about someone hacking your WordPress site? Here’s one way to make it just a little bit more secure. This little snippet restricts access to your /wp-admin/ directory to only the IP address that you specify, which puts your admin dashboard URLs securely in your control.

{code type=html}
AuthUserFile /dev/null
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
AuthName “Access Control”
AuthType Basic
order deny,allow
deny from all
#IP address to Whitelist
allow from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

Replace the x’s with your IP address to institute your lockdown.

Source: Brad Williams on the WordCamp Boston post: Top 5 WordPress Security Tips Done In Under 5 Minutes