Is it possible to hide your WordPress theme info?

crystalwiz

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I would like to know if it is possible to hide the theme of a WordPress site from other people.

How can I change, customize or hide the name or company that developed my theme in WordPress?
 

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Change theme name (folder) and everywhere is mentioned original name, such as in .css, .js etc.
About .php i do not know - you should experiment with theme detectors.
 

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I don't think you can hide it completely, as @Smeklinis said you should go over every file in the theme dir and edit all mentions to the theme name, and then, only then! you will find out it all came back when the theme was updated.
 

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I don't think you can hide it completely, as @Smeklinis said you should go over every file in the theme dir and edit all mentions to the theme name, and then, only then! you will find out it all came back when the theme was updated.
Yes, you cannot update theme easy in future.
It is easy to do changes in all theme files using notepad++ as example.
 

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Changing the name of the folder
Removing any links & names in footer or copyright

That will be enough. You have a plugin called Hide WP Plugin, but be careful sometimes it can make things worse like vulnerabilities.
However, if you don't waste time you can try and give a look at Hide WP Plugin.
 

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There are many plugins that can hide all sorts of things.

I can't remeber the name of the plugin but I assume you want to hide Theme/Plugin info from sites like "whatwordpressthemeisthis"?

Just Google and find articles about plugins to hide your wp site.
 

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You can replace theme name by anyname in all folder, subfolder and files (sometimes it can break your theme). After that you need to change theme folder name. Then change the theme info from style.css . But still a experience developer can identify it easily. But the themedetectors sites won't identify your theme :)


So the Process 1 : Change allthe folder and subfolder and files names by your name instead of theme name.

Process 2:
Step 1 - Change the Foder Name
Step 2 - Change the screenshot.jpg
Step 3 - Change Info of style .css

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You can replace theme name by anyname in all folder, subfolder and files (sometimes it can break your theme). After that you need to change theme folder name. Then change the theme info from style.css . But still a experience developer can identify it easily. But the themedetectors sites won't identify your theme :)


So the Process 1 : Change allthe folder and subfolder and files names by your name instead of theme name.

Process 2:
Step 1 - Change the Foder Name
Step 2 - Change the screenshot.jpg
Step 3 - Change Info of style .css

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This works but will be gone when you update it.
 

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Is complicated; many files may have the author's signature. Even if you change few things here and there and if the HTML/CSS structure, classes, ids, tags, etc., have the same order...theme can be detected.
 

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Is complicated; many files may have the author's signature. Even if you change few things here and there and if the HTML/CSS structure, classes, ids, tags, etc., have the same order...theme can be detected.
The goal is not being detected by theme detectors website, that's the goal.
Always will have someone better than you, but if you prevent those websites to know your theme. The main goal is completed, because most of people use it.

Doing what I said and Majbahul Islam is enough.

You can give a try (i don't recommend because, I think less plugins = less problems my idiology)
 

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You have multiple plugins or themes that can do this for you. I recommend using Elementor, the free version is also able to do this but the paid version offers a lot more options to customise your website to precision.
 

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There is a plugin called white label wordpress this can completely remove any ref to wordpress but use that with caution.
 

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I think that the process of hiding the theme information might depend on theme itself. The best way as for me would be getting in touch with your developer and finding the ways of hiding.
 

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I would like to know if it is possible to hide the theme of a WordPress site from other people.

How can I change, customize or hide the name or company that developed my theme in WordPress?
Removing or renaming the theme name in footer can be achieved directly from the WordPress customization tool.
  1. Go to WordPress Dashboard - Appearance - Customize.
  2. Click on Footer then Bottom Bar.
  3. Here you can disable the footer or change it in the edit footer credit.
Or you can download a free word press plugin from the directory "WP hide and security enhancer."
 

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Why would you hide them LOL cant get why people are so selfish
 

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Hide My WP Ghost does this. It's still on AppSumo if you want the best deal on it.
 
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