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Hide option for login page broken after update (9 posts)

  1. wiste
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I updated to the latest version of Better WP Security last night and now the option to "hide" the login page by changing the slug are broken. When I enable this feature, I get 404 a error when clicking the "login" link from the WordPress bar. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the plugin and it still breaks if I enable the option.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/

  2. SLASH_CyberPunk
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Analogically, but backend its work if manual use slug url...

  3. kmcharityteam
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Same thing happened to us. Ironically before the newest update the hide login page didn't work at all as in it would still show and list wp-login.php. Now with the latest update it does change it to /login but that breaks the links for the wordpress bar and meta widget which makes it useless unless it changes those too. Making a redirect in htaccess doesn't work.

  4. CookSux
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    the bigger question now is, how am i supposed to log into my account? everything i try gets redirected or breaks my browser.

  5. CookSux
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Yeah, I'm actually locked out of my site and I have no idea what I'm supposed to do to get this to work again.

  6. mellowvision
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    same here. this blows

  7. CookSux
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Alright, I figured out the problem for my case.

    Turns out my Redirection plugin started screwing up by forwarding everything after example.com/content folder/ like example.com/content folder/admin to example.comadmin without the slash. Maybe the Better WP Security had something to do with it, or maybe not... but I just snuck into the FTP renamed the Redirection plugin folder name, and voila... once the cookies cleared, I get access again to the login page.

    If that's not the problem, people have told me to just get into your .htaccess file and adjust the #better wp plugin section and/or rename plugin folder name.

    Good luck everyone

  8. mellowvision
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    wow, you're a life saver. I renamed the redirection plugin I was using and can now log into the site.

    the question remains: after I complete the update to the new security plugin by changing the name (http://ithemes.com/2014/03/17/better-wp-security-plugin-changing-ithemes-security-need-know/) can I use the redirection plugin or will that continue to break login?

  9. mellowvision
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    interestingly enough, I was able to reactivate the redirect plugin and all is working smoothly right now.

    very odd.

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