how to rename/protect wp themes/install subdirectories?


#1

hi - as I buy themes here, I don’t want competitors to be able to just use firebug or ctrl-u to see
mysitename.com/themes/nameoftheme/etc

so that they could find out name of theme and then copy my site ideas; any suggestions on how to recode theme files so that they’re more anonymous, like

mysitename.com/themes/renamedtheme/… ?

i am widely copied in my industry, so i want to make it harder for them to find out name of theme, by renaming it.

challenge is, seems like I’d have to use find/replace in all the source phps and csses to rename subdirectories and pathing, which is a pain… any other good ways to install theme at least to different name subdirectory?

thanks…


#2

if the theme is coded properly you should just be able to change the folder name and rename or leave the stuff in the style.css header


#3

hi - thanks… anyone else, tips for doing this?

I don’t want people to Ctrl-U and see mysite.com/themes/nameoftheme/etc

I’d like to rename the subdirectory to something random so the name of the installed theme isn’t revealed… any other tips? thanks very much


#4

rename the theme folder, then change the name in your style.css file and you are good to got :slight_smile:


#5

hey thanks - that worked! i had to just also re-activate the theme, once renaming the subdirectory, and now it works great - much appreciated. I am very fast coder, live on ftp :slight_smile:


#6
Kriesi said

rename the theme folder, then change the name in your style.css file and you are good to got :slight_smile:

I thought I heard an echo…


#7

you’re both right… thanks …