WordPress Development Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for WordPress developers and administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there a way to hide WordPress behind a web visible directory for extra security using a symlink?

share|improve this question

migrated from superuser.com Jun 18 '11 at 17:06

This question came from our site for computer enthusiasts and power users.

Frontend, admin, or both? – TheDeadMedic Jun 18 '11 at 17:24
Using symlinks? Not really. Using a custom web server configuration might work. – Mark Snidovich Jun 18 '11 at 20:26

Symlink will not give you extra security. Since a symlink just links to the directory you want. So if you want to move wp-admin then there will not be much security there since when a users visit's wp-admin it will still load the files.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.