Prevent Directory Browsing On Your WordPress – Hackers Love Directory Browsing | WP Learning Lab



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Prevent Directory Browsing On Your WordPress – Hackers Love Directory Browsing | WP Learning Lab

# BEGIN Directory Browsing Block

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# END Directory Browsing Block

In this tutorial I show you how to stop hackers from seeing which plugins and themes you have installed on your WordPress site. When hackers know what you have installed they also know what vulnerabilities you have on your site.

That makes it easier for them to hack your site. So for your WordPress security make sure you stop directory browsing.

So let’s put that code into your .htaccess file.

First login into your hosting account cPanel. Then find and click on the File Manager icon and choose the Document Root for the website that you are hardening. This will open the root of the website in another tab.

You can also log into the website root using FTP if you are more comfortable with that.

If you do not see a…

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