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    Anyway to hide the fact the website is a wordpress site?

    Is there anyway to hide the fact the site is built on wordpress?

    as in urls and stuff.. I'm reselling WP built applications and the clientele seem to have a stigma attached to wordpress!

    also wp-admin folder is easy to hack, if they didnt know it was there then it would be a lot harder.

    I thought about doing a rewrite on the directories and files and return a 404 on the originals

    Any thoughts?

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    I can only think of rewrites but it may also affect performance.
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    Firstly, if you custom build the website instead of buying or using a typical WP one, then you can hide loads of stuff, also use pretty urls in permalinks to hide all the gumpf you normally see and of course, if you think WP-ADMIN is easy to hack, you are not configuring the file and folder permissions correctly... they should not be even visible to any net user or browser except the authorised persons.

    Try this...

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} wp-admin/
    RewriteRule .*\.php [F,L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

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    It sounds to me like there is an ethics question here. AppThemes makes good themes that certainly go well beyond basic WP sites but if the customer doesn't want a WP based site, you should perhaps offer them something else if you can't convince them that what you are doing will be good for them. Tricking them is both wrong and a very bad idea long term should you want future business and a good reputation.
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    IMO, for security concerns it is a good idea to hide the fact that your site is built with wordpress. As for clients having a stigma with wordpress, as you said, I think it's better to discuss with them the features of classipress so they would be sold to the idea that having a wordpress-based site isn't bad at all.

    if i may ask, what's the reason for them having a stigma with wordpress?
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    Quote Originally Posted by radioz View Post
    Tricking them is both wrong and a very bad idea long term should you want future business and a good reputation.
    i so totally agree. although you also said that it would be harder for hackers if you can fool them by hiding the true identity of your page still its not good with business. try to persuade them and tell them the benefits of having the packages you sell but don't make them blind in the dark and after that they will probably end up hating you for this.

    honesty is the best policy!

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    you can rename the wp-content at install
    or mod back-end for client and hide anything you need via php or css

    there is a lot to secure in wp but if get file permission right you should be ok as long as your using updated plugins from valid source
    also make sure your /uploads/ is well protected

    change /wp-admin/ path and load itheme security pro
    then there is other stuff you can mod to secure more
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