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! 🙂
Renaming Your WordPress Theme Folder
So, here’s what I found to solve this:
- Login to your WordPress blog dashboard, go to appearance >> themes and apply the default theme on your blog
- 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 – public_html >> wp-content >> themes >> theme folder.
- 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Update March 2019: the link where I found this solution is no longer active. 🙁