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  1. Master eMailSmith
    Master eMailSmith June 6, 2013 at 21:51 | | Reply

    Great info, Jean!

    I also use http://wordpress.org/plugins/antivirus/ (free) which scans the template files of the wp theme looking for malicious code and keeps them safe by not allowing any change to be made without notifying the blog admin first.

    I use a few more, but generally I keep security details close to my chest (better safe than sorry) 🙂


  2. Matthew Pulis
    Matthew Pulis June 10, 2013 at 12:20 | | Reply

    will these plugins interfere with custom login plugins? especially social media plugins? im a bit weary of the hiding of wp-login.php

  3. Jim Walker
    Jim Walker July 1, 2013 at 17:37 | | Reply

    Free options are available as well, like Better WP Security (top of the heap ratings wise- it just works), and Stealth Login Page (which effectively “removes” the login page entirely).
    Jim Walker, The Hack Repair Guy

  4. Matt
    Matt February 8, 2014 at 21:49 | | Reply

    Thanks for a nice tutorial. I have put together some benefits of hiding your wordpress:

  5. Jason
    Jason March 8, 2014 at 15:28 | | Reply


    Is your recommendation to use both plugins, or to choose one option.

    Very excited to use the plugins. Thank you for the recommendations.


  6. Milon
    Milon April 28, 2014 at 18:05 | | Reply

    Is this a safe thing to do? I found a free plugin that hides wp-content (but not wp-includes): http://www.graemeboy.com/how-to-hide-that-you-use-wordpress – but I noticed that none of these plugin are in the WordPress repository. Is that because they’re not legal by the standard of WordPress? WP Mayor doesn’t use any of these plugins either; why not, if it’s good for security?

  7. Jackson
    Jackson October 20, 2014 at 17:04 | | Reply

    CodeCipher could be very useful to WordPress users. This is a nice little plugin that encrypts your WordPress source code output so that hackers and unwanted guests can’t see your source: http://yooplugins.com/downloads/wp-codecipher/

  8. ajlst21
    ajlst21 October 23, 2014 at 08:50 | | Reply

    I had ‘Hide My WP’ deleted from ThemeForest, no support. Good riddance.

  9. Peter
    Peter February 20, 2015 at 21:25 | | Reply

    I think simple hiding is not enough, if you want secure your site you should use a firewall, don’t use vulnerable plugins, or use an integrated plugin (firewall+hide wordpress) like swift security

  10. Marcel
    Marcel March 13, 2015 at 11:33 | | Reply

    Actually wpthemedetector.co.uk can detect WordPress even if you are using hide my wp

  11. Mike
    Mike May 1, 2015 at 12:59 | | Reply
    1. Marcel
      Marcel May 1, 2015 at 13:43 | | Reply
      1. Mike
        Mike May 1, 2015 at 14:00 | | Reply

        Yes, it working. WordPress and theme was detected because there was links to wordpress.org and theme in footer.

        Check this: http://wpthemedetector.co.uk/?site-url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anula.pl

        1. Marcel
          Marcel May 1, 2015 at 14:32 | | Reply


          btw wpthemedetector detects wordpress for anula.pl as well (but not the theme)

          1. Mike
            Mike May 1, 2015 at 21:55 | | Reply

            builtwith and wpthemedetector caches data

            check for http://wp.anula.pl – same site on other address

          2. Marcel
            Marcel May 2, 2015 at 11:18 | | Reply

            Maybe, but wpthemedetector still detects wordpress

          3. Mike
            Mike May 2, 2015 at 11:27 | | Reply

            wpthemedetector detect everything, even payd hide my wp

            When I checked yesterdey http://wpthemedetector.co.uk/?site-url=http%3A%2F%2Fhide-my-wp.wpwave.com it was “It seems the site doesn’t use WordPress” but today it detects WordPress.

      2. Mike
        Mike May 1, 2015 at 14:17 | | Reply

        This detector not working. It just checks links for theme in footer 🙂

  12. Favio
    Favio December 9, 2015 at 02:43 | | Reply

    Here’s a new WordPress plugin which does a great job on wordpress hide WP Hide & Security Enhancer it’s a free code which allows to hide pretty much everything, including admin and login urls change.

  13. Kim
    Kim February 2, 2016 at 08:05 | | Reply

    Thanks, this works great!

  14. Sakura Advertising
    Sakura Advertising February 14, 2017 at 00:13 | | Reply

    Great info, and i think the plugin is working great! i tried out for about a month, so i know how it works well. Seems like no script troubleshooting arise in this last month. Keep it updated!

  15. Viral Sac
    Viral Sac August 18, 2017 at 18:05 | | Reply

    I think this plugin will be helpful. I started using Wordfence and saw many people were trying to visit pages that they were not suppose to. For instance, they were visiting /plugins, /wp-content etc. So if we use hide my wp plugin, people wont try to visit pages because they are not sure whether the website is a WordPress or not. Not sure, but this plugin will be good,and I will use it.

  16. Mary
    Mary September 9, 2017 at 04:26 | | Reply

    Hello Jean!

    Hope you are well!?

    I must say that we have already bought a multiuser license from another plugin. If it worked well for a while, it is not the case now and the technical support no longer responds. So we have to turn to another solution.

    I saw this plugin. Is this still up do date or you have some others suggestions?

  17. Sagar Patil
    Sagar Patil October 25, 2017 at 23:48 | | Reply

    does hide my wp plugin affect seo, as it block robot too, so search engine will crawl site or no?

    1. Vikas Singhal
      Vikas Singhal February 13, 2019 at 10:12 | | Reply

      it does not.

  18. Bimol
    Bimol December 10, 2017 at 06:23 | | Reply

    Really your post is helpful
    Thank You Sir.

  19. pitar
    pitar December 10, 2017 at 06:54 | | Reply

    Great info, and i think the plugin is working great in my site https://movieshq.co/ i tried out for about a month, so i know how it works well. Seems like no script troubleshooting arise in this last month. Keep it updated!

  20. Javed Ur Rehman
    Javed Ur Rehman May 23, 2018 at 02:55 | | Reply

    Is there any way to hide your WordPress version from CMS recognizer websites such as buildwith.com, this website reveal the WP version? Any suggestion?

    1. Vikas Singhal
      Vikas Singhal February 13, 2019 at 10:11 | | Reply

      You can use the plugin specified in this post. It hides your WordPress completely from detectors.

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