How to hide WordPress Plugins?

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  1. JonesersRX7

    JonesersRX7 Regular Member

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    So I tried a couple different search terms:

    "hide+plugin"
    "how to hide plugin"
    "hiding wp plugin"

    After about 30 minutes I gave up. I thought I remembered seeing a post that you toss an index.html file up in that directory but I wasn't sure.

    Can anyone assist me?

    - Much thanks!
     
  2. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    what's the purpose of hiding them?

    </noob>
     
  3. godmonkee

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    there should be an option somewhere to password them but i can't remember myself how to do it I saw it on a post on here somewhere but i can't remember where lol
     
  4. rudhra

    rudhra BANNED BANNED

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    You can add any of these lines to your .htaccess files. The directive will affect the Folder that your .htaccess is in and all folders below it.
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    Options -Indexes

    (this prevents listing of directories)
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    Options +Indexes

    (this allows listing of directories, possibly useful to override an .htaccess directive stopping listing for all directories in case you want to allow it for particular ones)
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    IndexIgnore *

    (will prevent listing of all files, the "*" is a wildcard)
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    IndexIgnore *.gif *.jpg

    (will prevent listing of any files with .gif or .jpg extensions, but will allow other listings)

    See :http://h**p:||w3.maxi-pedia.com|IndexIgnore
     
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  5. JonesersRX7

    JonesersRX7 Regular Member

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    I am sure you can think of some ideas... riiiight? Simply put to CYA and keep prying eyes out. I sent you a direct pm for my reason.
     
  6. sonneti

    sonneti Regular Member

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    I rename the folders they are in before I upload them. Is there a way you can find out what plugins are running on a wordpress install?
     
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    q3ick Regular Member

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    Just add a blank .index file...
     
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    Yeh all you have to do is add an index file to the folder itself: /wp-content/plugins/index.php

    It doesn't have to have anything on it.

    You can add this to your themes folder as well to prevent prying eyes from there too.
     
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  10. JonesersRX7

    JonesersRX7 Regular Member

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    I appreciate all the replys gents. Much appreciated.
     
  11. rhino

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    q3uick and shylesson beat me to it! :eek:

    best most simple fix is to put up a blank index.html...all they will get is a blank page...off course you could always give them some 'stuffing' in exchange for their curiousity:D

    you can also have the index file redirect them to the page of your choice...top of the blog, or a salespage.

    I am thinking of having a redirect to a salespage that says "since you are interested in plugins? ... maybe you would like to actually BUY one of my plugins?"

    wonder if there might be a fear factor?:rolleyes: hmmmm

    R-
     
  12. karum

    karum Regular Member

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    you can try to password protect the plugins directory but why don't you just put an index file to plugins directory. ?
     
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    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    put an index page with a redirect. [affiliate link, or back to your site]

    or somewhere else if it pisses you off that someone is looking there.

    add a popup to it also for some extra views [or 1000 popups if you want to lock up their computer]
     
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    RevolWerx Newbie

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    On your host you disable directory indexing (this can fix the problem for all domains on your host with one configuration setting), I posted a quick how to through cPanel a while back.
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blogging/55976-wp-permissions-chmod.html#post535471
     
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    saturday1 Power Member

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    IN you /public_html/[yoursite]/wp-content/plugins..
    create a new file called
    Code:
    index.html
    You can see your page
    domain.com/wp-content/plugins a white pure blank page
    PS:[yoursite] if it is an add-on domain
     
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    ryzaru Newbie

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    i use "secure wordpress" plugin for hidding my wp plugins.
    this is free, you can search by google
    this plugin generate index.php automatically in wp-content/plugins/ for hidding your plugins.
     
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