Core Files Update Cleanup


Whenever WordPress performs a core update, it automatically pulls down the following files onto the root:

  • license.txt
  • readme.html
  • wp-config-sample.php

These files aren’t an inherent security risk by themselves; however they are uneccessary clutter on the root of your site (why would you want a wp-config-sample.php file on your production website?!); and it’s just another easy-to-read vector confirming that you have a WordPress site for script-kiddies to scrape and attack.

Simply install this plugin and it will clean up those files every time you perform a core WordPress update.


Upload the Core Files Update Cleanup plugin to your website & activate it as normal. That’s it! The plugin will only fire whenever a core WordPress update is performed.

Make sure to back up your installation before making any significant changes, and always test a plugin’s performance before installing anything on a live production environment!


Should I back up my site first?

You should always make a backup of your site before any major updates as a matter of course. This plugin will only delete the files specified above; only after a core update; and only attempt to do so if these files actually exist. But you should always err on the side of safety. Always back up!


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Autori un izstrādātāji

“Core Files Update Cleanup” ir atvērtā pirmkoda programmatūra. Šo spraudni ir veidojuši šādi cilvēki.


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Release Date – 19 January 2024

  • Will now automatically check for license.txt, readme.html and wp-config-sample.php files when plugin is first activated (not just on the next update) and remove them if found.


Release Date – 14 January 2024

  • Initial release