I cannot log into wp-admin?

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Hi, I have recently changed my WordPress admin URL with HC Custom WP-Admin URL in order to further prevent brute force attacks. However now I try to login using the WP-ADMIN slug that i setup, I'am presented with my normal WordPress admin dashboard login, but when I try to log in I'am systematically redirected to the sites front page and have lost access to Admin dashboard...your help is much appreciated ps I have tried clearing the cache several times already.
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Hello Edouard,

Sorry for the problem with logging into the Wp-admin. It does look like you have multiple plugins that are probably conflicting and causing you to have problems with the login. The problem will be how to revert BACK to the original login. I found a post in the WordPress forum with a user having problems with the security plugin and the authors of the plugin replied with the following:

We are the creators of the HC Custom WP-Admin URL plugin. You can delete the plugins (our and Better WP Security) via FTP and also delete the .htaccess file in the root. That will enable you to login to your blog again.

Try their suggestion, but make sure to make a backup of you installation. That way you can recover everything and try again as necessary. If you continue to have problems, make sure to check out our Common WordPress Troubleshooting techniques tutorial. At the very least, start with disabling the plugins (starting with the security plugin).

I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.


Arnel C.