Generator Obfuscator

Changes or removes the generator meta tag to confuse hacking scripts, etc., to provide a small, additional layer of security.

Author:Robert Wise (profile at
WordPress version required:3.0
WordPress version tested:3.1.4
Plugin version:3.0
Added to WordPress repository:10-06-2011
Last updated:10-06-2011
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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This plugin can be used to change the 'generator' meta tag on your WordPress pages to confuse hackers, script-kiddies, etc. You can choose from a number of common CMS-type products to be listed instead of WordPress, or you can remove the generator meta tag entirely. In addition, the generator meta tag can be changed automatically based on the day of the week (a different one chosen each day), or randomly on each load of the page.

Many hacking attempts start by examining the generator meta tag in order to determine what type of software is running on a website and use this information as a starting point for an attack. While not providing any real security against a sophisticated hacker, this could cause automated scripts or inexperienced hacker-wannabes to attempt exploits against a different type of software than the WordPress that you are actually running, thereby reducing the likelihood of a successful exploit.

It provides a small, additional layer of security for your WordPress-based site.