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  • For security reasons I need to rename wp-includes folder. I’ve read some tutorial to do it, but it was written more than 2 years ago.. I’m afraid it’s not going to work in WordPress current version.

    So is it still possible to rename wp-includes folder in WP 3.2? If possible–how to do it exactly? Will it involve core files editing?

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  • I did a manual installation not a long ago to 3.2.1. I didn’t rename the wp-includes file. I just overwrite the old wp-includes file and it still works fine.

    Moderator Dion Hulse

    (@dd32)

    Lead Developer

    Will it involve core files editing?

    Almost a definite yes there.

    Renaming the wp-includes folder is not going to increase security however, No files within it can be accessed directly to perform any tasks, therefor, the files in there don’t need to be accessed directly.. You could put a .htaccess block on any .php’s within the includes folder if you wanted..

    Hmm…

    I mean, if someone view our site’s source code, it will be revealed that we’re using WordPress (because some files are referring to /wp-includes/ ). Knowing what CMS we are using might open some security risks for hackers, I think..

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