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[resolved] can't login with secret word redirects to main page (6 posts)

  1. menusplus
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    When I enter my secret word url I am directed to the main page of my website, I cannot get to WordPress login. How do I get to the wordpress login? Using mysite.com/wp-admin or mysite.com/wp-admin.php I get redirected to the main also. How can I access my site?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall/

  2. wpsolutions
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    If you have enabled the cookie-based brute force prevention feature then please read and watch the video here:
    http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/all-in-one-wp-security-plugin-cookie-based-brute-force-login-attack-prevention-feature-5994

    If you feel you need to restore the .htaccess file then see this:
    http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/how-to-restore-the-htaccess-file-when-using-the-all-in-one-wp-security-plugin-5945

  3. menusplus
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Yes, I watched and read. I removed All in one from the htaccess file and was able to get in. Then set it up again, then was able to log in. However a couple of days later the same thing happened, could not login just directed to the main page of my website. WHY does this happen?

    I also have WP Better security installed as well and I keep getting file change warnings as follows:
    wp-content/bps-backup/logs/http_error_log.txt Friday January 3rd, 2014 at 10:18 am UTC 7c9fc4a6772a4b4f07f2db937fcd19c5
    wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall/logs/wp-security-log.txt Friday January 3rd, 2014 at 6:37 am UTC c1bcd8d096efe52c02be01c227a1ee56
    wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall/logs/wp-security-log-cron-job.txt

  4. wpsolutions
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    However a couple of days later the same thing happened, could not login just directed to the main page of my website. WHY does this happen?

    Depending on your site's setup, you have to be careful to ensure that you include "www." if necessary or leave it out when typing your URL with the secret word.
    So in other words, you would have to try one of the following:

    www.yourdomain.com?yoursecretword=1

    OR,

    yourdomain.com?yoursecretword=1

  5. wpsolutions
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    Also I forgot to add that you should check that your browser has the cookies enabled.

  6. lreice@gmail.com
    Member
    Posted 1 day ago #

    This

    "www.yourdomain.com?yoursecretword=1"

    is a critical piece of information. I spent over an hour searching and trying different solutions

    .htaccess restore did not work btw. "question mark" secretword=1 is what it took. I don't understand why ...wouldn't the secret word be enough?

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