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Protect uploads

Description

The uploads directory is where the files of the WordPress library are stored. Unfortunelty, this directory is not protected. A person who wants to see all your library could list it instantly going to : http://yourwebsite/wp-content/uploads . This plugin will hide the content by adding an index.php file on the root of your uploads directory or by setting an htaccess which will return a 403 error (Forbidden Access).

  • Depending on your server setting, the htaccess option could be disabled.

Available languages :

  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Italian (thanks to Marko97)

Screenshots

  • Administration Page for the plugin.

Installation

  1. Upload protect-uploads folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Note : GD library is needed and being able to create a .htaccess file in uploads directory.

Reviews

Ebrel 12, 2024
Bonjour !Vous nommez cela comment, une extension qui s’installe sans être sollicitée ?Et qu’ensuite, les ennuis commencent ! Good morning !What do you call it, an extension that installs without being requested?And then the trouble begins!
Kerzu 23, 2023
Somehow involved in some malware infection on one of my sites, currently under investigation.
Mezheven 13, 2023 1 reply
i use hostinger bcz its “security” system, but i found this plugin and many administrators created in my site… i still have access and remove all mess done!
Mezheven 4, 2023 1 reply
This plugin was create by a hackers as a way to gain backend access to your website. Don’t let the name fool you, it don’t protect shit. They hack my site and install this plugin, and then leave it inactive for me to find it, but what they don’t know I can see every single changes that happen on my site and everything they did was reported to me. Fools, I am tracking you, long now. But, I wouldn’t disclose all the information I have on you yet. It’s coming. Am so happy you login on my site so I can capture all your data.
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Contributors & Developers

“Protect uploads” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Protect uploads” into your language.

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Changelog

0.1

  • Initial release

0.2

  • Add security check to form in admin page.
  • Add sidebar for admin page
  • Add Italian translation (thanks to Marko97).
  • Try to fix the wrong message saying that Protection is disabled eventhough it is actually working.

0.3

  • Simplify UI admin.
  • check presence of index.html.
  • Remove option value managing current protection status.
  • Reorganizing code and making it more modular and simple.
  • Remove useless pieces.

0.4

  • Fix potential security issues.
  • Remove recursive loop that creates indexes.

0.5.2

  • Removed unused css