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How To Hide Your WordPress Theme Name

There are many reasons why you might want to hide your WordPress theme’s name. One might be security (you don’t want hackers to target you because you may be using a theme with known vulnerabilities) or perhaps you don’t want anybody to know the tools you used to create your website(s). Let them do their own research! ๐Ÿ™‚

Renaming Your WordPress Theme Folder

So, here’s what I found to solve this:

  1. Login to your WordPress blog dashboard, go to appearance >> themes and apply the default theme on your blog
  2. Now connect to your blog via FTP and rename in theme folder name under wp-content theme. The path to your WordPress theme folder would be like as follows โ€“ public_html >> wp-content >> themes >> theme folder.
  3. Once you have renamed the theme folder to something you want to, go to WordPress dashboard again go to appearance >> themes and apply the renamed theme on your blog

Always check your website to see if it all still works like it should. I sometimes found that menus had to be reassigned, or widgets reapplied.

Originally published on January 30, 2013. Updated March 21, 2019.
Update March 2019: the link where I found this solution is no longer active. ๐Ÿ™

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