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[resolved] Bullet Proof Security Conflict (4 posts)

  1. willhowe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I noticed using this plugin alongside Bullet Proof Security meant the .htaccess file was getting stripped of all BPS code when Retina 2x plugin settings were changed.

    Does it edit .htaccess settings even client side? Is there a way to use the plugin and not allow it to automatically rewrite the .htaccess file? And if so what would be the custom code you'd recommend adding to the BPS custom .htaccess code snippet?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-retina-2x/

  2. Jordy Meow
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    The WP Retina 2x doesn't remove any lines in the .htaccess. It registers new ones in the case you choose the server-method and that is all. WordPress itself rewrites the .htaccess with the rules.

    The question: is BPS manually writes the .htaccess? That would explain why everything is lost when there is an update from another plugin or simply WordPress (changing the permalinks will also do the same thing).

    What is the BPS custom .htaccess code snippet? I have no idea what this plugin is actually :)

  3. willhowe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Jordy,

    It seems to be the most popular htaccess-based security/protection plugin for wordpress - it's certainly my favourable choice.

    Basically with it installed I used it as the main control of my .htaccess files ... with any other bits and bobs I need in there pasted into their 'custom code' section.

    There's a specific area for plugin fixes so it would be great if you could let us know what would need to go in there?

    Here's a screengrab: http://willhow.es/TVIP

  4. Jordy Meow
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you really need such a plugin? It seems like a plugin that bypasses WordPress functions for the sake of security. Truth is servers are improving and WordPress as well. If you really need security, pick a very good hosting service and you are done :)

    But yes, anyway, if you are using the client-method you don't have to put anything in the .htaccess, so you don't need to worry about it. And with that plugin I wouldn't go for sure for the server-method, I am pretty sure you will have issues.

    One more thing: when you activate the plugin, it indeed "refreshes" the .htaccess. What it does exactly is that:

    global $wp_rewrite;
    $wp_rewrite->flush_rules();

    100% Through WordPress API, nothing tricky. If your .htaccess has an issue after that, it's coming from Bullet Proof Security.

    I just discovered that they have a list of plugins that they support (and they have to support them one by one). Unfortunately it seems to be only the Premium version of the plugin...

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