How to Install WP plugin in WordPress with custom admin URL?

You might have observed that many WordPress users with custom admin path are unable to install any new Plugin in their website only because of  misconfiguration of their WordPress admin path. Let me tell you that if you have customised your wp-admin path then whenever you try to install and activate any plugin it will automatically throw an error.

This error generally happens due to renamed wp-admin. In order to solve this error you have to go to the respective path which is shown in the error and then you will find that wp-admin is written which should be your custom admin. This wrong path is the actual reason behind the error.

Step::1 Login to your cPanel admin dashboard

Step::2 Click on the File Manager icon under FILES section

Step::3 Next go to public_html and find wp-content folder in your WordPress installation directory

Step::4 Next go to Plugins directory and create a php file

Step::5 You can give any name to this file like “test.php”

Step::6 Once you have created test.php file, right click and choose the Edit option

Step::7 Add the code given below

$anything = shell_exec('grep -Ril "wp-admin"');
echo "<pre>$anything</pre>";

Step::8 This code will find the “wp-admin” wherever written in the website’s code

Step::9 Save the file and close the editor

Step::10 Open the test.php from new window in your browser and get the output.

This will show you the list of path where wp-admin i.e old path(Default path) is written. You have to replace this old path(custom path) with the new path wherever required to fix the issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How to display Related Pages in WordPress?

Step::1 Login to your WordPress admin dashboard Step::2 Go to Plugins and click on Add...

How To Fix ‘413 Request Entity Too Large’ WordPress Error using .htaccess?

This error occurs generally when a user tries to upload a large size file and media in the...

How To Force Logout All Users In WordPress At Once?

How To Force Logout All Users In WordPress At Once? Step::1 Let’s start by logging into the...

How to Add Google Analytics to your WordPress website?

In this article, we will share how you can easily install Google Analytics in your WordPress...

How to Add WhatsApp live chat to your WordPress site?

Step::1 Login to your WordPress dashboardStep::2 Go to the Plugins section and click on Add...