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Forgot Your WordPress Login URL? Here’s What to Do

In version 1.1.3 we added a new feature which allows you to change your default WordPress login URL. This helps to lock down your site and decrease bot traffic. However, if you have forgotten your WordPress login URL you’ll need to temporarily disable our plugin or lookup your custom login URL in the database to regain access to your site. Follow the instructions below.

Option 1 – Temporarily Disable Plugin

The first option would be to temporarily disable the perfmatters plugin so you can get back in and change the URL again.

Step 1

Login to your site via SFTP.

Step 2

Browse to your plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins) and rename the “perfmatters” plugin to something else. We usually use “perfmatters_old.” This will disable it.

Rename WordPress plugin
Rename WordPress plugin

Step 3

Log back into your site using the default WordPress login (yourdomain.com/wp-admin/). Once inside you can rename the “perfmatters_old” folder back to “perfmatters.” You can then change the login URL again in the perfmatters’ plugin settings, or see what you set the URL to.

Option 2 – Lookup WordPress Login URL in Database

Your other option is to look up your custom login URL in your database.

Step 1

Log in to phpMyAdmin for your site.

Step 2

Click on your database and scroll down and click on the wp_options table on the left-hand side.

Step 3

Click on Search at the top. In the option_name field input perfmatters_options and click on “Go.”

Search wp_options table
Search wp_options table

Step 4

Click “Edit.”

Edit perfmatters_options table
Edit perfmatters_options table

Step 5

Your login URL should be the last value that shows up there. You can then use that to log back into your site.

perfmatters Login URL
perfmatters Login URL

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