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Permalinks after deleting Better WP Plug-in (5 posts)

  1. PatHaag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi - I installed this plug-in, got locked out of my site and had to ask my host for help. They renamed the BWP folder so it was deactivated.

    I just don't feel like I can use this plug-in so I deleted it. All of my permalinks still have this alpha/numeric attached: #axzz2LfckaWZD.

    How can that be removed?

    Thank you

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-wp-security/

  2. Handoko
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello.

    Normally, activating Better WP Security won't cause problem. I think you have enable certain feature in the plugin that is not compatible with your website (or webhost environment).

    There are 3 places this plugin will make changes:
    - Plugin folder
    - Inside .htaccess file
    - Database

    Simply remove the plugin folder, does remove the plugin but some data still changed and your website might behave weird.

    You should also repair your .htaccess file by removing the lines between #BEGIN #END section of Better WP Security in your .htaccess file.

    Some data will still keep in your database, it's won't cause any problem. To remove it you can follow my post on this thread:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/uninstalling-and-reinstalling-1

  3. PatHaag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Handoko Zhang - Thank you for responding.

    I went to the .htaccess file via FTP but didn't see anything inside. I also searched in the database wp-contents using %bwps%, but again didn't turn up anything.

    Thanks again.

  4. Handoko
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I went to the .htaccess file via FTP but didn't see anything inside.

    This plugin will modify your .htaccess file only if you have enable certain features of the plugin. Perhaps you didn't enable them.

    I also searched in the database wp-contents using %bwps%, ...

    No, it doesn't change anything in wp-contents, but it will save its configuration settings in a table named wp-options.

    If you can't fully removed this plugin, you no need to afraid, leaving some data on your website won't do any harm.

  5. PatHaag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Handoko Zhang - Thank you again for your reply.

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