WordPress includes a REST API that can be used to list the information about the registered users on a WordPress installation. The REST API exposed user data for all users who had authored a post of a public post type. WordPress 4.7.1 limits this to only post types which have specified that they should be shown within the REST API.


Install a WordPress plugin such as Stop User Enumeration. Stop User Enumeration is a security plugin designed to detect and prevent hackers scanning your site for user names.


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