My WP Admin Sign-In is indexed, how to remove?

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So, I just started a new site, and of course submitted it to the search engines to get indexed.

It is now indexed in Google, which is great, but it got indexed before I install All-in-One-SEO and my Robots.txt plugin.

So, my /wp-admin page is indexed and shows up in the results right under my main site when I search for "sitename" in google.

How can I get google to remove this index of my admin sign in, or at least stop showing it. It just seems like a major security risk.

Thanks for any help

Rebtl
#admin #indexed #remove #signin
  • Profile picture of the author mediadealer
    I just did a google search for "change wp admin login page" and found this
    Michi Knows - Who Else Wants to Hide Their Wordpress Folder?

    looks like just what you need.

    post your results

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  • Profile picture of the author testaccount9998
    Hey media, thanks a lot for the reply

    I started to do that, but reading on I am not sure if I want to go that far with it, simply because it looks like it could really mess with my WP install in some ways I don't want.

    Thanks tho, somebody else want to try this and let us know the results?
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  • Profile picture of the author testaccount9998
    Btw guys, turns out if you try this (which I did, after saying I wouldn't) it is a pain to switch it back, and actually I have no idea how I am going to.

    Any tips for THAT would also be even more helpful at this point.
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  • Profile picture of the author testaccount9998
    Just for an update, my wordpress installation is now totally and completely f*%&#$.

    I changed the htaccess file to try this workaround, but it didnt work or something and now everything I try doesn't work.

    My domain/wp-admin is now a 404

    and my domain/new-hidden-wpadmin brings up my login page, but when I login nothing happens.

    I have tried to to recreate my htaccess file in my filemanager but changing it has no affect what so ever.

    CAN ANYBODY HELP ME!

    i can believe i did something so stupid.

    Thanks

    Rebtl
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Moser
    You won't be able to remove the Google listing instantly but do this.. once you get your blog working again install the Platinum SEO Plugin. -It's better than the All-in-One plugin (read the plugin home page to find out why).

    In this plugin you will find an option to no-index your admin page. Check that box click save and wait. In a few days/weeks Google will crawl you site again and find the no-index tag on you admin page and they'll eventually drop that page from their listings.

    It's no biggie!
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  • Profile picture of the author netstrife
    You can remove pages of your site from Google's index using robots.txt, see google's explanation:

    Removing my own content from Google's index - Webmasters/Site owners Help
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverdesign
    Hello,

    just create a robots.txt in the root folder of your domain with the following content:

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /wp-admin/

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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Moser
    The plugin will do the same thing as manually creating a robots.txt

    Thanks for that link netstrife, I found out you can request an urgent removal from Google... http://www.google.com/support/webmas...y?answer=61062
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  • Profile picture of the author Prashaant
    just add a directive to your robots.txt file like this:

    Disallow: file-or-folder-name

    add it with the full path starting with /foldername or /filename
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  • Profile picture of the author testaccount9998
    Cool, thanks for all the responses guys!

    Thanks goodness I managed to fix my htaccess file,

    and I also fixed my robots.txt file to hide my admin page

    All the Best,

    Rebtl
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