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How to hide WordPress Plugins?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by JonesersRX7, Apr 2, 2009.

  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?
     
  7. vijaybh78

    vijaybh78 Junior Member

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    I understand your question very well
    Plugins are the targets by most of the hackers and we cannot make sure it is up tp day to avoid vulnerability...

    The following link contains a free plugin called
    which would help you to hid your plugin directory from the outside world..

    Code:
    http://wordpress.jdwebdev.com/plugins/tweaks/
    
    Apart from hiding the plugins it does have the following functionality.


    Hope this answer helps... if it does may be i may need a reputation... just kidding.... :):p
     
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  8. q3ick

    q3ick Regular Member

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    Just add a blank .index file...
     
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    shylesson Power Member

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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 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium 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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    MaestroDelWeb Executive VIP

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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]
     
  15. RevolWerx

    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
     
  16. saturday1

    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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  18. ryzaru

    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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