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[resolved] Removal of wp- db manager warning box (6 posts)

  1. RobinWilliams
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Here is the error message that remains on my dashboard even after I have moved the file to the specified location:

    Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public

    To correct this issue, move the .htaccess file from wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager to /home/robinkw/public_html/AskRobinWilliams.com/wp-content/backup-db

    How do I remove the red error box?

  2. What's the plugin name? We should tag this so the dev knows there's weirdness.

  3. RobinWilliams
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ipstenu, thanks for your input. I'm not sure which plug-in it is related to.

    In several web servers (most commonly Apache), .htaccess (hypertext access) is the default name of a directory-level configuration file that allows for decentralized management of web server configuration. The .htaccess file is placed inside the web tree, and is able to override a subset of the server's global configuration; the extent of this subset is defined by the web server administrator.[1] The original purpose of .htaccess was to allow per-directory access control (e.g. requiring a password to access the content), hence the name. Nowadays .htaccess can override many other configuration settings, mostly related to content control, e.g. content type and character set, CGI handlers, etc.

  4. Uh... Yeah you do know what plugin:

    To correct this issue, move the .htaccess file from wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager to /home/robinkw/public_html/AskRobinWilliams.com/wp-content/backup-db

    I just wanted to know what the name was.

    It's PROBABLY this one: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-dbmanager/ but only you can go through your plugins and see which one is in that folder :)

    I'm going to WAG that's right and tag the topic, but if so, Lester's not doing plugins anymore (he got a real job ;) which is awesome, he's a lucky man). Still, his old forum has this on it:

    http://forums.lesterchan.net/index.php/topic,3714.0.html?PHPSESSID=7380c25b39d587b84ea54fe55feebf92

    See if that helps.

  5. matius
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yep that's the plug-in, and your link solves the problem ;) Thanks ipstenu.

    The .htaccess is text file to start for whatever reason.

  6. chovy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Seriously?? The plugin can't just do that on install? create the .htaccess file automatically?

    It's like "here is this greawt db management program, but we can't figure out how to touch a file on the server to secure it..."

    cp ~/path/to/htaccess.txt ./target/.htaccess

    seriously -- every good plugin does this sort of routine stuff automatically. I know sometimes you can't execute but in an environment that allows it, you should :)

    my 2 cents! good plugin besides this obvious oversite.

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