WP Hide & Security Enhancer

Description

The easy way to completely hide your WordPress core files, theme and plugins path from being show on front side. This is a huge improvement over Site Security, no one will know you actually run a WordPress. Provide a simple way to clean up html by removing all WordPress fingerprints.

Change the default WordPress login urls from wp-admin and wp-login.php to something totally arbitrary. No one will ever know where to try to guess a login and hack into your site. Totally invisible !!

Full plugin documentation available at WordPress Hide and Security Enhancer Documentation

When testing with WordPress theme and plugins detector services/sites, any setting change may not reflect right away on their reports, since they use cache. So you may want to check again later, or try a different inner url, homepage url usage is not mandatory.

Being the best content management system, widely used, WordPress is susceptible to a large range of hacking attacks including brute-force, SQL injections, XSS, XSRF etc. Despite the fact the WordPress core is a very secure code maintained by a team of professional enthusiast, the additional plugins and themes makes the vulnerable spot of every website. In many cases, those are created by pseudo-developers who do not follow the best coding practices or simply do not own the experience to create a secure plugin.
Statistics reveal that every day new vulnerabilities are discovered, many affecting hundreds of thousands of WordPress websites.
Over 99,9% of hacked WordPress websites are target of automated malware scripts, who search for certain WordPress fingerprints. This plugin hide or replace those traces, making the hacking boots attacks useless.

Works fine with custom WordPress directory structures e.g. custom plugins, themes, uplaods folder.

Once configured, you need to clear server cache data and/or any cache plugins (e.g. W3 Cache), for a new html data to be created. If use CDN this should be cache clear as well.

Sample usage

Main plugin functionality:

  • Custom Admin Url
  • Block default admin Url
  • Block any direct folder access to completely hide the structure
  • Custom wp-login.php filename
  • Block default wp-login.php
  • Block default wp-signup.php
  • Block XML-RPC API
  • New XML-RPC path
  • Adjustable theme url
  • New child Theme url
  • Change theme style file name
  • Clean any headers for theme style file
  • Custom wp-include
  • Block default wp-include paths
  • Block defalt wp-content
  • Custom plugins urls
  • Individual plugin url change
  • Block default plugins paths
  • New upload url
  • Block default upload urls
  • Remove wordpress version
  • Meta Generator block
  • Disble the emoji and required javascript code
  • Remove pingback tag
  • Remove wlwmanifest Meta
  • Remove rsd_link Meta
  • Remove wpemoji

and many more.

No other plugins functionality is being blocked or interfered in any way, everything will function the same

This plugin allow to change default Admin Url’s from wp-login.php and wp-admin to something else. All original links return default theme 404 Not Found page, like nothing exists there. Beside the huge security advantage, this save lots of server processing time by reducing php code and MySQL usage since brute-force attacks trigger wrong urls.

Important: Compared to all other similar plugins which mainly use redirects, this plugin return a default theme 404 error page for all block url functionality, so is not revealing at all the link existence.

Since version 1.2 Change individual plugin urls which make them unrecognizable, for example change default WooCommerce plugin urls and dependencies from domain.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/ to domain.com/ecommerce/cdn/ or anything customized.

Plugin Sections

Rewrite > Theme

  • New Theme Path – Change default theme path
  • New Style File Path – Change default style file name and path
  • Remove description header from Style file – Replace any WordPress metadata informations (like theme name, version etc) from style file
  • Child – New Theme Path – Change default child theme path
  • Child – New Style File Path – Change child theme stylesheed file path and name
  • Child – Remove description header from Style file – Replace any WordPress metadata informations (like theme name, version etc) from style file

Rewrite > WP includes

  • New Includes Path – Change default wp-includes path / url
  • Block wp-includes URL – Block default wp-includes url

Rewrite > WP content

  • New Content Path – Change default wp-content path / url
  • Block wp-content URL – Block default content url

Rewrite > Plugins

  • New Plugins Path – Change default wp-content/plugins path / url
  • Block plugins URL – Block default wp-content/plugins url
  • New path / url for Every Active Plugin
  • Custom path and name for any active plugins

Rewrite > Uploads

  • New Uploads Path – Change default media files path / url
  • Block uploads URL – Block default media files url

Rewrite > Comments

  • New wp-comments-post.php Path
  • Block wp-comments-post.php

Rewrite > XML-RPC

  • New XML-RPC Path – Change default XML-RPC path / url
  • Block default xmlrpc.php – Block default XML-RPC url
  • Disable XML-RPC authentication – Filter whether XML-RPC methods requiring authentication
  • Remove pingback – Remove pingback link tag from theme

Rewrite > JSON REST

  • Disable JSON REST V1 service – Disable an API service for WordPress which is active by default.
  • Disable JSON REST V2 service – Disable an API service for WordPress which is active by default.
  • Block any JSON REST calls – Any call for JSON REST API service will be blocked.
  • Disable output the REST API link tag into page header
  • Disable JSON REST WP RSD endpoint from XML-RPC responses
  • Disable Sends a Link header for the REST API

Rewrite > Root Files

  • Block license.txt – Block access to license.txt root file
  • Block readme.html – Block access to readme.html root file
  • Block wp-activate.php – Block access to wp-activate.php file
  • Block wp-cron.php – Block access to wp-cron.php file
  • Block wp-signup.php – Block default wp-signup.php file
  • Block other wp-.php files – Block other wp-.php files within WordPress Root

Rewrite > URL Slash

  • URL’s add Slash – Add a slash to any links without. This disguise any existing uppon a file, folder or a wrong url, they all be all slashed.

General / Html > Meta

  • Remove WordPress Generator Meta
  • Remove Other Generator Meta
  • Remove Shortlink Meta
  • Remove DNS Prefetch
  • Remove Resource Hints
  • Remove wlwmanifest Meta
  • Remove feed_links Meta
  • Disable output the REST API link tag into page header
  • Remove rsd_link Meta
  • Remove adjacent_posts_rel Meta
  • Remove profile link
  • Remove canonical link

General / Feed

  • Remove feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom links

General / Robots.txt

  • Disable admin url within Robots.txt

General / Html > Emoji

  • Disable Emoji
  • Disable TinyMC Emoji

General / Html > Styles

  • Remove Version
  • Remove ID from link tags

General / Html > Scripts

  • Remove Version

General / Html > Oembed

  • Remove Oembed

General / Html > Headers

  • Remove X-Powered-By Header
  • Remove X-Pingback Header

General / Html > HTML

  • Remove HTML Comments
  • Remove new line carriage
  • Remove general classes from body tag
  • Remove ID from Menu items
  • Remove class from Menu items
  • Remove general classes from post
  • Remove general classes from images

Admin > wp-login.php

  • New wp-login.php – Map a new wp-login.php instead default
  • Block default wp-login.php – Block default wp-login.php file from being accesible

Admin > Admin URL

  • New Admin Url – Create a new admin url instead default /wp-admin. This also apply for admin-ajax.php calls
  • Block default Admin Url – Block default admin url and files from being accesible

Something is wrong with this plugin on your site? Just use the forum or get in touch with us at Contact and we’ll check it out.

A website example can be found at http://nsp-code.com/demo/wp-hide/

Plugin homepage at WordPress Hide and Security Enhancer

This plugin is developed by Nsp-Code

Localization

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Screenshots

  • Admin Interface.
  • Sample front html code.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/wp-hide-security-enhancer directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Use the WP Hide menu screen to configure the plugin.

FAQ

Feel free to contact us at electronice_delphi@yahoo.com

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/wp-hide-security-enhancer directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Use the WP Hide menu screen to configure the plugin.
Something is wrong, what can i do?
  • First, stay calm. There will be no harm, guaranteed 🙂
  • Go to admin and change some of plugin options to see which one cause the problem. Then report it to forum or get in touch with us to fix it.
  • If you can’t login to admin, use the Recovery Link which has been sent to your e-mail. This will reset the login to default.
  • If for some reason the site appear broken, you should back-up then replace the .htaccess file located on your WordPress root. Then remove the wp-hide-security-enhancer from your plugin directory.

  • At this point the site should run as before. If for some reason still not working, you missed something, please get in touch with us at electronice_delphi@yahoo.com and we’ll fix it for you in no time!

I have no PHP knowledge at all, is this plugin for me?

There’s no requirements on php knowledge. All plugin features and functionality are applied automatically, controlled through a descriptive admin interface.

I can’t find a functionality that i’am looking for

Please get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to include it for a next version.

Reviews

Best!

This plugin is really great and constantly developing. I can say he best! Thank you for this plugin

Best Source Editing Plugin!

I was looking for a way to edit how users could inspect and view my site sources (plugins/theme/.css/etc) from the developer console. This plugin does that very well and with no conflicts!

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Hide & Security Enhancer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.4.7

  • Rewrite changes for many components
  • Rewrite update for admin and login url
  • Typos fix
  • Compatibility for diferent environments, when WordPress deployed in a domain root, a subdirectory, or it’s own folder https://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

1.4.6.6

  • Fixed rewrite ens slashes for wp-login.php and wp-admin components

1.4.6.5

  • Fixed hardcoded wp-register.php within rewrite – root files component
  • Updated components to rewrite_base / rewrite_to system
  • Improved components: Rewrite – WP Includes, Rewrite – WP Content, Rewrite – Plugins, Rewrite – Uploads, Rewrite – Comments, Rewrite – Root Files, Admin – wp-login.php, Admin – Admin Url
  • Typo fix environemnt to environment
  • New Component – Remove Shortlink Meta
  • New Component – Remove new line carriage
  • Apply relative paths change on styles only if main theme / child theme rewrite slug is not empty
  • Improved interface errors and warnings transient structure
  • Use ABSPATH and Environemnt data to create file path for file processing, instead just ABSPATH, for better compatibility

1.4.5.6

  • Prevent the wp-register.php redirect to new login page when using block
  • Prepare plugin for Composer package
  • URL Slash description update
  • xml_rpc_path add php_extension_required validation
  • File processor use ABSPATH instead DOCUMENT_ROOT environment variable to avoid different paths on certain systems
  • Allow path structure to be used for New Theme Path and Child – New Theme Path

1.4.5.1

  • Media Galery src images fix
  • Use separate variables for holding replacements to avoid key overwrite

1.4.5

  • Add replacements for urls which does not contain explicit protocol e.g. http: or https:
  • Avada cache URLs replacements support
  • Fix processing_order for specific root files
  • Ignore wp-register.php when blocking other wp-* files
  • Fixed wp-register.php block
  • Check for replacements on url encoded links
  • Show message notices on General/HTML -> Html for options which may interfere with themes.
  • sanitize_file_path_name fix when slug include a file type extension
  • Prevent redirect to new url when accessing links through www
  • New component Feeds
  • Windows – Global file process rewrite rules update

1.4.4.4

  • If no server type identification possible, try to check for .htaccess file
  • Improved .htaccess search mod, Use preg_grep for identify the begin and end of WordPress rules
  • Output notice when no supported server was found
  • Use separate block of rules for .htaccess file, outside of WordPress lines
  • Improved server htaccess support check
  • Moved WPH_CACHE_PATH constant declaration from mu loader to wph class
  • Use shutdown hock instead wp_loaded when plugin inline updated
  • Use FS_CHMOD_FILE for $wp_filesystem->put_contents

1.4.4.2

  • Fixed default wp-content block
  • Updated compatibility with WP Fastest Cache
  • Fixed wp-content replacement

1.4.4.1

  • Replace the file-process file remove update

1.4.4

  • New component : Robots.txt to control the outputed data
  • Check if any environment variable has changed before Update static environment file
  • Improved Default constants map
  • File-processing check WordPress wp-load.php down the path, for custom install directory.
  • Templates style clean
  • Use cache for cleaned styles files
  • Set HTTP_MOD_REWRITE environment variable through mod_rewrite
  • Separate rewrite rules from WordPress and use distinct block with specific marker
  • Add relative .htaccess file manipulation to avoid accessing permissions when WordPress installed within a subfolder.
  • Updated .po language file

1.4.3

  • Tags update

1.4.2

  • Replaced “Remove description header from Style file” and “Child – Remove description header from Style file” functionality

1.4.1

  • Security improvments

1.4

  • Fix: Allow only css files to be processed through the router to prevent other types from being displayed arbitrary.
  • Mu-loader updated version
  • Environment allowed path to limit css files processing
  • Include _get_plugin_data_markup_translate ratter WordPress method
  • Fix: replacement_exists returned wrong response since not using priority keys
  • Fix: Add media replacement, use correct replacement_exists function call
  • Router check for client HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING type to start ob_start using ob_gzhandler or not.
  • Update urls dynamically within stylesheets files e.g. include ‘../theme-name’
  • Use trailingslashit for theme / child new urls to make sure it match full url instead partial theme name (e.g. main-theme and main-theme-child)
  • Block wp-register.php
  • get_home_path rely on DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR for better compatibility
  • Check if plugin slug actually exists within all plugins list on re_plugin_path component

1.3.9.2

  • Fix: Use of undefined constant WPH_VERSION

1.3.9.1

  • Fix: Child theme settings not showing up
  • Use register_theme_directory if empty $wp_theme_directories
  • Plugin Options validation improvements for unique slug

1.3.9

  • General / Html > Meta -> new option Remove DNS Prefetch
  • New component – Comments
  • Fix: Updated admin urls on plugin / theme / core update page
  • fix: WP Rocket url replacements for non cached pages
  • Regex patterns updates for better performance and compatibility
  • Fix: WP Rocket – support HTML Optimization, including Inline CSS and Inline JS

1.3.8.1

  • Fix – Create mu-plugins folder if not exists

1.3.8

  • WP Rocket plugin compatibility module
  • Plugin loader component through mu-plugins for earlier processing and environment manage
  • Fix: Plugins Update iframe styles src
  • Fix: WordPress Core Update redirect url
  • WP Fastest Cache plug in compatibility improvements

1.3.7

  • Sanitize Admin Url for not using extension (e.g. .php) as it confuse the server upon the headers to sent
  • Fix: replacements links when using custom directory for WordPress core files
  • Fix: child theme path fix when changing style filename
  • New Theme Path – help resource link fix
  • Changed from DOMDocument to preg_replace for better compatibility with themes and plugins
  • Improved execution speed

1.3.6.3

  • Fixed PHP Notice: Undefined variable: dom

1.3.6.2

  • W3 Total Cache – Page Cache compatibility fix
  • Canonical tag replacement improvements
  • Pingback tag replacement improvements
  • Fix custom Background Images for body on themes which support that feature

1.3.6

  • Post-process on options interface save for unique slugs on any text inputs to prevent conflicts.
  • Processing Order change for new_theme_child_path to occur before new_theme_path
  • New COmponent General -> Oembed
  • Remove Oembed tags from header
  • Remove Remove Resource Hints tags from header
  • rewrite rules update to match only non base, from (.*) to (.+)
  • wph-throw-404 improvements
  • BuddyPress conflict handle for uploaded gravatars
  • Admin Style changes
  • BuddyPress Conflict Class handler
  • Separate WordPress meta Generator and Other Meta Generator
  • Process Location value within sent Headers list if exists
  • Replacements for https and http urls relative to domain
  • Add replacements for relative paths to cover WordPress installs within a folder.
  • Use untralingslashit when creating theme and child theme url replacements
  • Fix for Call to a member function is_404() on a non-object within wp_redirect

See full list of changelogs at http://www.wp-hide.com/plugin-changelogs/