Hide WordPress version

Protection Requirement:

BASIC

Skills/Resources:

>Install plugin
>Plugin

THE THREAT
Knowing the version of WordPress makes it easier for hackers to focus on known vulnerabilities and exploits.

THE OBJECTIVE
Remove display of WordPress version.

PROPOSED SOLUTION
WordPress 2.6 and above automatically includes the version of WordPress in the WP_head section of your WordPress installation making it easier for potential hackers to focus on known vulnerabilities and exploits for that version.

The WP Security Scan plugin will remove version number.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-security-scan/

MORE ADVANCED

Removing on Versions before 2.6

I can’t think of any legitimate reason why anyone would be running anything other that the latest version of WordPress, but if you are using an older version of WordPress before 2.6, then you will have to manually remove the WordPress version from the theme that you are using. In the header.php file (found in Appearance >> Editor) you will have to look for the Meta tag below and delete it. If it does not exist then there is nothing to remove, otherwise overwrite the version number with whatever text takes your fancy!

1 <meta name=”generator” content=”WordPress <?php bloginfo(‘version’); ?>” />

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RESOURCES
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