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Altering wp-content in publicly available URLs. (5 posts)

  1. AveryF
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am not the most experienced behind-the-scenes user when it comes to WordPress. I barely found myself being able to customize the CSS and HTML of a free theme to suit my needs.

    When I log into my Hostgator account, I find the wp-content folder and then the uploads folder. What I want to know is, and I'm not quite sure how to even word this such that fellow users can understand it, is it possible to change the folder hierarchy to display something of my choice in the URLs when a reader wants to access an uploaded photo.

    Rather than it reading:

    http://titanvideo.celluloidhell.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/teyf-sedvda-final.png

    can it read:

    http://titanvideo.celluloidhell.com/titanv-content/teyf-sedvda-final.png

    Or something along those lines?

    I'm trying to conceal the fact that I use WordPress to the public, is what it boils down to.

    Any help is appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!

    Avery

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    the fact that I use WordPress to the public

    Why? It's totally obvious when anyone looks at the source code of any page on your site.

  3. companyv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I agree 100% with the comment above plus - based on your lack of experience you will implode things messing with structure that way.

  4. AveryF
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Both of those response are of no use to me.

    In reference to companyv's comment, I wanted to get a more experienced user's advice before I irrevocably damage my site.

  5. I wanted to get a more experienced user's advice before I irrevocably damage my site.

    I'm hoping I fit the bill but WPyogi really is correct. ;)

    Altering wp-content in publicly available URLs

    That's partly doable via editing your wp-config.php file.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php#Moving_wp-content_folder

    I'm trying to conceal the fact that I use WordPress to the public, is what it boils down to.

    That part is 99.999% not doable. It's because as WPyogi said looking at the source code will reveal that you're using WordPress. If that somehow does not reveal it then about 10 seconds later using WordPress will be confirmed by simple URL requests.

    You can try but keep in mind that if you do not know exactly what you are doing you'll render your WordPress installation into an unsupportable and likely damaged mess.

    On top of that it really 100% does not add value security-wise. Honest.

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