How to Hide WordPress for Security: 5 Plugins

October 24th in Wordpress Plugins by .

We keep hearing about WordPress sites getting hacked frequently. The mere fact that WordPress is a very popular content management system makes the sites running on it a target for hackers. We have covered plenty of ways you can go about hardening WordPress. You may also want to think about hiding certain information about your site. Hiding the WordPress login page, version, and other features might keep hackers at bay. Here are 5 plugins you can use to hide WordPress features:

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Hide My WP: hides the fact that you are running WordPress. It hides various WordPress specific features to make it harder for hackers to mess with your site. You can change permalinks, hide your login page, and do a whole lot more.

hidelogin

Secure Hidden Login: it hides the normal login and allows you to login with a key combination or special button.

hidemysite

Hide My Site: want to password protect your site completely? This plugin can help. Of course, you can use .htaccess or cPanel to get the job done. This is a bit more elegant. If you have content that you absolutely don’t want to share with everyone, plugins like this might help.

better wp security

Better WP Security: a powerful security plugin for WordPress. It keeps your site protected by offering obscurity, protection, active detection, and recovery tools.

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Hide Username Front Side: it hides usernames of your members to make life harder for hackers. You don’t necessarily need this plugin to accomplish this but it does get the job done fast.

You can slow down hackers by hiding WordPress signatures and features. The above plugins help you do just that. It should go without saying that you will have to do more to stop hackers.

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Paul October 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Hiding the fact that your using WordPress isn't the solution. WordPress core is very secure. Your better off spending more time making sure that you've done what you can to secure your WordPress, use the latest version, delete the admin user, use a strong password, install login limit etc.

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Cyrus October 26, 2013 at 4:48 pm

@Paul. I agree. It does not make your site hacker-proof. But I don't think we said it would. You still have to harden your site, secure your server, and do more to handle sophisticated hack attacks. There are very good reasons to hide the fact that you are running WordPress though (other than security).

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Luis Alejandre December 23, 2013 at 12:41 pm

So please could you specify what those very good reasons are, Cyrus?

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Cyrus December 23, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Come on Luis. 🙂 I like your product but you know the reasons 😀

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