No. The config.core.php files (there are 3 of them) are used to locate the actual MODX_CORE_PATH location and you will need to modify those files in all locations to point at the proper core. FWIW, installing using the advanced package of MODX Revolution can handle this for you automatically.
The Manager has to be available via URL, so you can't move it above the web root. Just renaming it and changing the references to it in config.inc.php does help harden the site, though.
@OpenGeek: Is there a reasonably simple way of moving from the traditional package to the advanced one?
My site was hacked recently but thankfully I had it backed-up. I'm trying to follow the Hardening MODX Revolution article but I'm having difficulties. I'm trying the Manager section first. I changed it from ../website_name/manager/ to ../website_name/m@n@g3r in core/config/config.inc.php but no joy. It just shows the website homepage and not the manager page. Am I doing something wrong?
I also tried the core but no joy there either.
You can't use @ in a URL. Technically, you can use $-_.+!*'(), but I wouldn't recommend it.
Also, you probably don't want to post your Manager URL in a public forum.
I changed the manager folder name to a random word and changed the manager section in core/config/config.inc.php to match that random name and now I get an error 'Could not find action file at: controllers/default/security/login.php'
When I went to that folder, there isn't a login.php file. It's a login.class.php file
**EDIT: Sorted....I cleared the cache**