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[resolved] [Plugin: Better WP Security] Review of BWPS and bugs? (4 posts)

  1. dukejames27
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    While doing some research, I came across the following review.

    http://talkingmanuals.com/wp-security/

    It mentioned that Better Wp Security had certain bugs but it unfortunately doesn't mention which version was used during the trials. I asked the author to update the review with the version number for reference.

    I was wondering if bit51 had any response to the review and bugs?

    The bugs he mentioned were under the Comments and Cons sections. I've typed them up below as well.

    1. Renaming 'wp-content' can result in broken image links, log of the currently logged in user(s) and in some cases, WordPress may attempt to recreate the 'wp-content' directory.

    2. It sometimes does not read the "admin" user account from the database correctly and therefore, might inform the user that the account does not exist.

    3. Successful and Failed login attempts are counted against the lockout policy. Therefore, an admin can unintentionally be locked out.

    4. Something about Away Mode having a negative affect with login scripts or plugins such as simple ModalLogin.

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

  2. Sure,

    1.) This isn't a bug but is in fact a result of changing the directory. There is no good way to scan the database to update each for the new paths as doing so could lead to other issues (broken external links, etc). That is why this feature is recommended ONLY for new blogs.

    2.) I've only heard of this happening once or twice and, at least in one case, it has been resolved.

    3.) Another issue that is VERY sporadic however most who have reported it indicate it is fixed.

    4.) This could be, I do not list features incompatibilities with individual plugins as bugs but rather just something that has to be opened in order for your site to work (the concept is similar to opening apps to access through the firewall on your local computers). That said, I am working on a way to better document these incompatibilities.

  3. dukejames27
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Awesome! Thanks for the response.

  4. You're welcome.

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