Remove the WordPress readme file with the Sucuri Security plugin
Every WordPress installation comes with the readme.html file which only contains information about your site. Prevent malicious visitors from obtaining that information by removing the readme.html file with the Sucuri Security plugin.
Note: We recommend repeating these steps after every WordPress update, because a new readme.html file is generated when you change a WordPress version.
- Sign in to WordPress.
- In the left-hand menu, select Sucuri Security > Settings.
- Select the Hardening tab.
- Find the section labled Avoid Information Leakage.
- If the section is red, select Apply Hardening. If it’s green, the hardening is already applied.
Note: If you can't apply or revert hardening for this feature, it may already be handled by your hosting platform.
Protect your website further by activating the other Sucuri Security options:
- Make your WordPress version private with the Sucuri Security plugin
- Block PHP files with the Sucuri Security plugin
- Disable the theme and plugin editor in WordPress with the Sucuri Security plugin
- Use the Sucuri Security plugin to protect your WordPress website
- Improve WordPress security
- If you don't want to deal with website security yourself, we also have a GoDaddy paid website security service that can take care of that for you. The service also includes site cleanup.