Do I Need to Hide WordPress From Detectors or Hackers?

This is a really good question a website owner should ask.

I will try to explain as simple as I can how some of the attacks happen and what is the best way to protect against them.

Human vs Robots
Hackers vs Bots

A human hacker loads software with tons of actions and URLs that are designed to find breaches on a specific CMS. From URL to URL on the internet, the software (bot) is loading all the actions and URLs without checking the website CMS first. Once the bot gets a signal that a breach was found, it will automatically inject the script/worm and the rest … well … is not bright.

As most of the attacks are made by bots and not by human hackers, there can be thousands of calls per minute for each website and the owner does’t even know about it.

Type of Actions and URLs

I will resume the actions and the URLs to the WordPress CMS to keep it simple.

As most of the plugins and themes owners are not familiar with the types of bot attacks, offer their work with small windows for hackers to find usernames and passwords, to upload files on the server, to inject scripts in files and the list can continue.

Path Traversal Example
Script Injection in Login Page

For websites like WordPress, most of the attacks contain paths to /wp-content/plugins/ and /wp-content/themes/, to the default /wp-login.php and /wp-admin.

As you can’t guarantee that all the plugins you have installed are secured or that an update can’t come with a breach, I can say that it’s a lottery and it’s a matter of time until a bot finds a breach.

Hide WordPress For Security

Here you can find how to protect your website using Hide My WP Ghost https://hidemywpghost.com/how-to-protect-my-wordpress-website/.

If you want to use Hide My WP Ghost for security and not just for hiding your website from theme detectors, then you don’t need to change the plugin’s classes in the source-code.

The best way is to change the WordPress CMS paths using the Hide My WP > Change Paths and hide the WordPress old/common paths from bots so that the attacks will be rejected. This way you don’t need to worry if a plugin is 100% secure or not and concentrate on growing your business.

source ukfast.co.uk

The good news about Hide My WP is that the plugin works well with other security plugins like Wordfence, iThemes Security, Sucuri who come to block more types of attacks and to monitor all files’ integrity.

Also works with other 2 Factor Authentication plugins that work on the login page if you have an e-commerce website or a website with members who need to login to your website.

Hide WordPress For Themes Detectors

As we explained in other articles, hiding the website from theme and CMS detectors is not going to make your website safer.

Hiding from CMS and theme detectors if useful if you don’t want your visitors to know that you have a WordPress website or you don’t want to have your website associated with WordPress for your company image.

Here you can find help for how to configure the Hide My WP Ghost plugin to hide your website from themes detectors:

https://hidemywpghost.com/how-to-hide-from-wordpress-theme-detectors/

https://hidemywpghost.com/difference-between-safe-mode-and-ghost-mode-in-hide-my-wp/

https://hidemywpghost.com/hide-wordpress-from-wappalyzer/

https://hidemywpghost.com/hide-wordpress-from-builtwith/