[wp-hackers] Rename the wp-admin directory
Dion Hulse (dd32)
wordpress at dd32.id.au
Tue Feb 28 23:11:11 UTC 2012
It's a public mailing list. Do whatever you want with the reply, just
don't take things out of context.
On 29 February 2012 07:25, 24/7 <24-7 at gmx.net> wrote:
> @Dion Hulse
> Would you mind if I copy/paste your answer to the Q for later readers?
> Am Montag, 27. Februar 2012 10:02:40 UTC+1 schrieb Dion Hulse (dd32):
>> Put simply: You can't.
>> Longer answer: You can hack around things, and get it working, but
>> you'll loose all ability to upgrade without issue (potentially causing
>> security issues thanks to running an out of date version), you'll
>> loose access to certain plugins that rely on /wp-admin/, you'll
>> potentially loose styling when images are embedded in some
>> stylesheets, etc.
>> puclic_html/wordpress-trunk$ grep -r wp-admin * | grep -v '\.svn' |
>> grep -v 'wp-content' | grep '\.php'
>> provides 498 good reasons not to attempt it.
>> I'm not saying it can't be done, I'm just saying WordPress doesn't
>> support it, and that it's a waste of your time attempting it.
>> Both from a "you can do it" perspective, AND from a security
>> perspective, it's going to provide little protection, given the
>> alternatives available (proper passwords.. SSL, .htaccess HTTP
>> Authentication, combination of all of the previous.. etc)
>> On 27 February 2012 19:48, 24/7 <24-7 at gmx.net> wrote:
>> > Hi list members,
>> > I stumbled upon this Q on WPSE<
>> > I found it interesting, but never tried it myself, so I have no starting
>> > point to help this guy.
>> > 1) Is it actually possible to change the /wp-admin directory name?
>> > 2) Is it the correct way he's trying it?
>> > 3) Where should he start debugging?
>> > Best wishes,
>> > Kaiser.
>> > *) I'm the 2nd guy in the comments.
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