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How to hide plugins

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by makingfastcash22, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    I placed a blank html page in my plugin folder and I can still see them.

    Isn't that how you hide em?

    Thanks
     
  2. kingbrend

    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    A blank index page.. index.php or index.html

    it doesn't have to be blank though..

    Also Wordpress 2.8 does this by default.
     
  3. thefallendevelopment

    thefallendevelopment Junior Member

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    blank index.html page should do it. ;)
     
  4. agj32mrgibbits

    agj32mrgibbits Registered Member

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    Make a new file named ".htaccess" without the quotes and put the following inside: (Or add to the original wordpress .htaccess file)

    Code:
    Options -Indexes
     
  5. CleverCloe

    CleverCloe Newbie

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    Paste the following in the .htaccess file.

    Code:
    # Prevents directory listing
    IndexIgnore *
    Check and see they are hidden by checking your url
    mysite.com/wp-content/plugins
     
  6. ManToMan

    ManToMan Regular Member

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    Hide your directory in your cpanel will do. You can hide your selected directory, like plugin, theme, private page or put the password for security reason.

    Can do anything you likes. Hope that helps.

    ManToMan
     
  7. oceanz

    oceanz Junior Member

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    what did u name the html page?
    just make an index.html
    it should do the work. of course, you can always write something in the file like "you sneaky bast*rd....trying to see my plugins eh?" :p
     
  8. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    A better solution would be:

    "Hi there, so you really like my plugins. You must be an experienced blogger to recognize the quality of my plugins.
    I appreciate the effort you take to find out what I'm using and have no problem sharing my secrets with you.

    Only thing I ask is that you click the link below and leave your email address.

    Link to CPA offer

    Thank you..."
     
  9. ManToMan

    ManToMan Regular Member

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    Haha...blackhit, i never think of this before..
    It might work....thanks.

    ManToMan


     
  10. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    I like the way you think.

    I am going to try this.

    Thanks everyone for your help.

    I'll let you know if I get it hidden and any cpa submits ,,,:)



     
  11. kingbrend

    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    Lol.. that's actually kind of smart.. but I would sell them a guide to autoblogging and good plugins etc.

    *Bookmarked for later use.
     
  12. oceanz

    oceanz Junior Member

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    @blackhit: pretty smart lol. ye there could be tonne of things you could post but there's not much of a point really. how many people are going to try to see which plugins you have? not too many i suppose. and how many of those smart di*ks would sign up? :p
     
  13. sonneti

    sonneti Regular Member

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    Blank index kind of shows that you are trying to hide the plugins, instead install all your legitimate plugins & then visit the mysite.com/wp-content/plugins directory, right click and copy the source code & make a new index.html with that.

    Now you can add all sorts of plugins but people looking will only see the askismet / google sitemap etc

    I always rename most of my plugins before I upload them too for added stealth
     
  14. oceanz

    oceanz Junior Member

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    @sonneti: pretty good idea.
    but then again i dont see anything illegal with hiding plugins. so no one would complain. but still a nice way to fool people