How To Prevent Outside Users From Browsing Your WordPress Directory Files

When it comes to improving the security of your WordPress website, it is always recommended to prevent outside visitors from browsing your WordPress directory files. It is very simple to do using the .htaccess file in the WordPress root directory.

Down Copy and paste the line below to the top of your .htaccess file

Options -Indexes

This simple line will prevent visitors from seeing a list of available files in your WordPress directory.

The .htaccess file is located at the root of your WordPress install (shown below).

Htaccess File WordPress Install Root

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. Sean's content has been featured in numerous publications.

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