[How To] Setup Hide My WP on Flywheel Server

As Flywheel stands apart from most other managed WordPress hosting companies by offering a number of features for both web designers and developers, more and more companies are moving to Flywheel server.

Flywheel is a Nginx based hosting and it will require some extra setup after you install Hide My WP Ghost plugin on your server.

Please follow this tutorial step by step to set up the Hide My WP Ghost for Flywheel server:

  1. In your WordPress dashboard, go to Hide My WP > Change Paths
  2. Select the Safe Mode or Ghost Mode,  scroll down and customize the paths as you like
  1. Click the Save button to save the changes.
  2. You will see a message to include the configuration file into nginx.conf file.

Ask the Flywheel Support to add the include /www/hidemywp.conf; in the nginx.conf (to add the line before the WordPress rules) and to restart Nginx.

Note! Do not logout until you get the confirmation from support that the config is included.

5. After the lines in added and the Nginx is reloaded, click the “Frontend Login Test” and see if the login page is loading correctly. You can also check the website with a different browser or from the incognito mode.

6. If everything loads fine in Frontend, click the button “Yes, it’s working” button. Otherwise click on “No, abort” to roll back to previous settings.

Enjoy Hide My WP Ghost and stay safe!

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