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Old Sep 9, 2009, 10:36 AM
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paulae
 
1,332 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
I had a horrible time when I tried to upgrade from WP 2.7.1 to 2.8.4, and have now rolled back to 2.7.1. I know I have to upgrade because of security problems....many sites have been hacked. I'm going to try again, or wait for help. But in the meantime, I want to remove the version number from the meta generator tag. How can I do that?

I tried the wp-security plugin, which removes that tag for you, but it seems to conflict with another plugin I need, Featured Content Gallery.
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Old Sep 15, 2009, 05:01 PM
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Flynn
 
3,765 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
Add this to somewhere towards the end of Atahualpa's functions.php

PHP Code:
remove_action('wp_head''wp_generator'); 
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 07:54 AM
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paulae
 
1,332 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
Thanks. I realized I had to enclose it in PHP tags, right? Seems to be working.
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 12:41 PM
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Flynn
 
3,765 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
If you put it somewhere between existing PHP tags <?php ... ?> then you wouldn't need to wrap them but if you add it somewhere outside of PHP tags, then you'd need to add them. If it works then it's alright
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 12:20 AM
Abbala21
 
1 posts · Dec 2009
Thank you. I just tried it and it works fine for me.

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