[wp-hackers] Rename wp-admin problems

WP Customizer wpcustomizer at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 08:03:42 UTC 2010

Well the idea is i would use find and replace to change all the refrences
from wp-admin to whatever I choose to name it.  My find and replace should
work on plugins, and upgrades as well as it automated using vb .net so it
literally only takes seconds to complete even on the hundreds of php files
in the wordpress core.

It's mostly an annoyance at WP being everywhere in filenames, ect.  Wht was
wordpress ever written this way, IMO it should use generic names like admin,
login,php, ect.  I know these changes I am attempting aren't officially
supported so I thought i'd try here to see if anyone might know what would
cause such a problem.  BEcause it's find a replace every refrence to
wp-admin is changed, including css.

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 12:50 AM, Andrew Nacin <wp at andrewnacin.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 3:14 AM, WP Customizer <wpcustomizer at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> > So I decided I want to rename core files and folders to remove the wp-.
>  I
> > wrote a simple little program using vb .net that will recursivly edit
> every
> > file in a given directory and do a find a replace operation to change
> name
> > refrences.  For example it finds refrences to wp-login.php and changes it
> > to
> > login.php.
> >
> FYI, renaming wp-admin is not supported. Core doesn't support it. Most
> plugins don't support it. And doing a find and replace will only hinder you
> or your client when you decide to upgrade in the future.
> If this is partly a security consideration, it would be much better to lock
> down your wp-admin directory by IP, HTTP authentication, or the like.
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