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[Plugin: Better WP Security] 'Hide Backend' Not Functioning Properly (wp-better-security) (8 posts)

  1. hejhenry
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Enabling the 'Hide Backend' hides the WP URL's...too well. The new login slugs (admin, login, register) only redirect back to the homepage, and prevent re-login. I wanted to bring it up - a bug in an otherwise amazing plugin.

    For those having trouble logging back in, clear your .htaccess file (with the exception of the block that starts with ' #BEGIN WordPress ' and ends with ' #END WordPress ' (if you customized your permalinks, that will probably be there). Then go into your plugin folder (wp-content > plugins) and rename the plugin folder (better-wp-security) with something else - anything else. Then, clear the browser cache to be safe, and head back to your usual /wp-login or /wp-admin and it should all be kosher. You can even set the plugin folder name back to the original if you want - just be sure to disable the 'hide backend' option, at least until it's fixed.

    Hopefully this sorts itself out in the next version. Or maybe someone can inform me of something that I'm missing? So far, I've seen this issue echoed throughout with no solutions. So I at least wanted to post something helpful about how one can log back in. Thanks.


  2. Radek Kucera
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have similar problem

  3. matt2020
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have had the same problem. Lucky I found this post. Thanks for the info.

    Excellent plugin, hopefully a fix is in the works.

  4. arjanv
    Posted 2 years ago #

    still no fix :(

  5. TeeKaaay85
    Posted 2 years ago #

    have the same issue, still no fix? :/

  6. I have it working on a few dozens sites without issue. The issue from 3 months ago was something completely different TeeKaay85. What is happening with your site?

  7. taifurbau
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can I stop spam registration using hide backend option? If yes, then how? I've tried it already. but it does not work properly for me. When a user press register button to register him but it do nothing. it does not redirect to login page rather then the registration page comes again. Now what can do now? everyday 100s of spam registration coming, Please help me. I use sidebar login plugin.

  8. @taifurbau

    hide backend isn't designed to help you with spam registrations. Have you tried something like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cartpauj-register-captcha/ ?

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