WP Core Update Cleaner

Description

When WordPress is updated, it re-installs wp-config-sample.php, readme files, and license files even though you may have deleted them before. We found ourselves manually deleting these files every time we updated a WordPress site. If you’re maintaining multiple WordPress sites like us, this can get tedious. So instead, we developed this plugin to automatically delete these files every time we update a WordPress site.

This plugin automatically removes wp-config-sample.php, readme.html, and license.txt, both default versions and localized versions like licens-sv_SE.txt and lisenssi.html, among others, when WordPress is updated.

Screenshots

  • The plugin gives you feedback on which files are being removed.

Installation

  1. Upload the wp-core-update-cleaner directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the wp-core-update-cleaner directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
Why does this plugin exist?

We found ourselves manually deleting wp-config-sample.php, readme.html, and license.txt every time we updated a WordPress site. If you’re maintaining multiple WordPress sites like us, this can get tedious. So instead, we developed this plugin to take care of deleting these files for us.

Why should I delete these files?

You don’t have to delete these files if you want to keep them for some reason. However, the readme file contains your current WordPress version which can be used by evil people or bots trying to hurt your site by taking advantage of security exploits in your version if you’ve not installed the latest security patches. Also, there’s no reason to have wp-config-sample.php and the license files just laying around since you’re not using them anyway.

Reviews

Great, could be Greater!

Thank you for your plugin development.

This plugin does what it says. Was using a read.me plugin remover on my sites. This is even better.

Second the thought of a future update to add removal install.php.

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Core Update Cleaner” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0

  • Initial release.