Best Plugins to Hide WordPress

A number of plugins are sprouting up, and their sole purpose is to hide the fact that you use WordPress. What's the reason for doing that? The number one reason is security. By obscuring your WordPress installation, you protect your site from brute force and mass hacking attempts, where large numbers of URLs are scanned in search for WP installations to attack.

A number of plugins are sprouting up, and their sole purpose is to hide the fact that you use WordPress. What’s the reason for doing that?

The number one reason is security. By obscuring your WordPress installation, you protect your site from brute force and mass hacking attempts, where large numbers of URLs are scanned in search for WP installations to attack.

Here are the best WordPress plugins for hiding the important aspects that hackers look after:

Hide My WP

hidemywp

Hide My WP control access to PHP files. It protects your site from 95% of SQL-Injection and XSS attacks. This means you can install unsafe plugins without worry about security.You know hackers, spammers and robots all love WordPress, too with Hide My WP they can’t recognize WordPress and simply ignore you!

hidemywp

Download Hide My WP

Guaven FP

hide wordpress guaven

WP Guaven Feature Pack is a WordPress plugin that promises unique source code and a litle more secure WordPress site. Made for all and very easy to use.

Following are the main features that differentiate Guaven FP:

Hides /wp-admin and /wp-login.php from all visitors and only you can have an access.

Removes all wordpress marks from the source code (such as wp, wp-content, wp-admin, wp-includes)

Furnishes your WordPress source code with an absolutely different appearance, as if it is not even developed on a WordPress site.

Removes adminbar as well as the WordPress Meta tags, whereas also can change default jQuery, and customizes wp-login page.

Download Guaven FP

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Jean Galea
Jean Galea
Jean Galea is an investor, entrepreneur, and blogger. He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and Spotlight, as well as the Mastermind.fm podcast. His personal blog can be found at jeangalea.com.

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38 Responses

  1. 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) 🙂

    Cheers
    ~Steve

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

  3. 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).
    Enjoy!
    Jim Walker, The Hack Repair Guy

  4. Jean,

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

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

    Jason

    1. They are perfectly good to use and the repo includes a number of plugins of this type. We don’t use them on WP Mayor because it is pretty obvious that we’re using WordPress so no point in hiding that. We take other security measures including being hosted with WP Engine, one of the very best hosts with a great security setup.

  5. 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

  6. 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!
    Thanks.

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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!
    Thanks.

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