Hardening WordPress Security and Reduce Information Disclosure

WordPress installations are easy to be hacked if they disclose too much information, like version numbers. Let's do some hardening!


For years, WordPress is used as a platform for blogging. Last years, more and more companies have even built their website in WordPress. Unfortunately, this also means it is more often targetted by scripts, searching for their next victim. The primary reasons for a WordPress hack, are often disclosed information and outdated software components. This is applicable to the WordPress version itself and modules, like the plugins. In this article, we have a look at dealing with unwanted information disclosure, and how we can reduce revealing too much.