I would like to have my wp-content/uploads directory not be publicly accessible....but I don't know how to do that. Can someone help me?
.htaccess can do this for you
Put this at the very top:
I know this is very basic....but I don't know where to find the .htaccess file. Is that something I would see in my ftp, or in the dreamhost control panel?
Thank you for your help
create a file with that one line in it, and upload it to your uploads folder with the name .htaccess
thank you very much!
WordPress makes a .htaccess for you if you have pretty permalinks so you can add it to the top of that one.
Shouldn't wp-content/uploads have a blank (or other) index file in it by default?
Nope. Probably in part because WP leaves your wp-content folder alone when upgrading