Learn how to download and install Hide My WP Ghost.

This tutorial will teach you how to hide all the paths, plugins and themes and how to activate the plugin in Safe Mode or Ghost Mode.
In other words, you will activate all the security features you need to keep the hackers away from your website and not let visitors know that you are using WordPress CMS for your site.

Download: Download Hide My Wp Ghost

  1. Log In as an Admin on your WordPress site.
  2. In the menu displayed on the left, there is a “Plugins” tab. Click it.
  3. Now click “Add New”.
  4. There, you have the “Upload Plugin” button
  5. Upload the hide-my-wp.zip file.
  6. After the upload it’s finished, click Activate Plugin.
  7. In the Activation panel, enter the email you used for buying the plugin
  8. Click to activate.

Once you’ve activated the plugin, you will be redirected to the Hide My Wp Ghost Settings page.

 

How To Activate the Plugin in Safe Mode

1. Go to Hide My WP Ghost tab and Select the Safe Mode

Select Safe Mode

 

2. All paths will automatically change with the safe ones. You will have to remember the new login path because you will have to access it every time you connect to your website.

3. Scroll down and click Save.

4. (Optional) If Hide My Wp Ghost can’t write the rewrite codes on your config files (.htaccess for Apache, nginx.conf for Nginx, web.config for IIS), you will be asked to do this manually. Follow the instructions and click the button “Okay, I set it up

5. Go to Security Check section and run a test to make sure all the settings and tweaks are set correctly. You can automatically fix them by clicking the “Fix it” button

6. You can also test your website with https://www.wpthemedetector.com/ and see if the theme is hidden from visitors.

 

 

How To Activate the Plugin in Ghost Mode

1. Go to Hide My WP Ghost tab and Select the Ghost Mode

Select Ghost Mode

 

2. All paths will automatically change with the ghost ones. You will have to remember the new login path because you will have to access it every time you connect to your website.

3. Scroll down and click Save.

4. (Optional) If Hide My Wp Ghost can’t write the rewrite codes on your config files (.htaccess for Apache, nginx.conf for Nginx, web.config for IIS), you will be asked to do this manually. Follow the instructions and click the button “Okay, I set it up

5.Ready To Reconnect

 

Now, click on the button “Yes, I’m ready to re-login”  to apply the new paths. Reconnect to admin with the new paths and purge the cache from your cache plugins and the server cache to see the changes in the frontend.

  • Note: For Nginx server, you need to restart Nginx after each customization.
    For Linux servers use the command line:
    sudo nginx -s reload
  • Note: For Apache server, you need to make sure you set the AllowOverride All option for your current directory in httpd.conf or apache2.conf.
    Read more about it: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18740419/how-to-set-allowoverride-all

6. Go to Security Check section and run a test to make sure all the settings and tweaks are set correctly. You can automatically fix them by clicking the “Fix it” button

7. You can also test your website with https://www.wpthemedetector.com/ and see if the theme is hidden from visitors.

 

UPGRADE:

If you upgrade the plugin from Hide My WP Ghost Free version, go to Hide My WP Ghost> Backup/Restore tab and restore the backup from Hide My WP Ghost Lite.

Note:

Make sure you copy the safe URL from the top of the page. In case you can’t log in, you can sign in using the safe URL.

In case you can’t login please follow these steps: I forgot the custom login and admin URLs. What should I do?

Read more: Hide my WP Ghost – How to disable it in case of error