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  1. Skunkster
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Admin Block Country 1.0 blocked me out of my WP admin page (apparently by changing the ht.acess file). I'm a WP newbie, so I don't have a clear understanding of the issue, but I had to resolve it through my host server. Although I really like the idea of blocking my site from IPs by country, this plug-in was just a headache. I am using WordPress 3.6, and the plug in does not seem to be compatible with this version.

    Update: I received a quick response from the developer, who is very helpful. I suspect my problem was either from plug-in (Better WP Security 3.5.5) or theme (Responsive 1.9.3.5) incompatibilities, as I was able to get access to my admin page after deactivating both of these files via my server, as well as Admin Country Block. Once I was in Admin again, I deleted Admin Block Country, deactivated Better WP Security, cleared my .htacess file, reactivated my Responsive theme, refreshed my permalinks and everything was back to normal.

  2. MMDeveloper
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi NRHarris,

    It doesn't change the htaccess file. It changes a value in the database.

    To resolve a config issue this is what you do:

    Go into your database and look in the wp_options table:

    Find option "admin_block_country_list" and remove the value. This will reset all the options and hopefully you can start again.

    I have also seen an issue where you install the plugin and before you do anything it chokes and blocks you from wp-admin. This problem I've only seen once out of 20 sites I own and for now I'm not sure why. This has only happened once and I think it might be incompatible with the one of the plugins perhaps, but its only happened once and I swear it doesn't change the htaccess file, I wrote the plugin I should know.

    Sorry you had such bad luck with it.

  3. MMDeveloper
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi NRHarris,

    I'm glad you sorted that out. I've updated the plugin Admin Block Country 2.0. I've used a completely different method to get the IP address of the visitor accessing your admin pages. That client I spoke about that was having issues, well it turned out that there wasn't enough memory and that stuffed them up. The algorithm I used needed an insane amount of memory. None of my other clients had this issue. I dug into it and thought perhaps thats what you were experiencing. If your happy with 1.0 probably stick with that.

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