Yesterday, I noticed that the template tag, which existed inside the default WordPress theme and added the Generator meta tag to the HTML head area, has been replaced by an internal action. This change makes the removal of that specific meta tag a bit harder for users. I can understand that the project may use the generator metatag for statistical purposes, but, on the other hand, it reveals the WordPress version, which makes it easy for automated scanners to locate a confirmed-to-be-vulnerable WordPress version. Remove-Generator-Meta-Tag is a very small plugin, an one-liner actually, that gently removes the action that writes the Generator meta tag to your HTML pages.
To install the plugin just upload the remove-generator-meta-tag.php file inside the wp-content/plugins/ directory and activate it through the administration panel. No configuration is required.
Remove-Generator-Meta-Tag is an open-source project, released as Free Software under the terms of the Apache License version 2.
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Remove-Generator-Meta-Tag WordPress Plugin by George Notaras is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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