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[resolved] WordPress Login Forwards After Fresh Install (3 posts)

  1. Dustin Matlock
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I'm designing a website for a client who has had her website hacked in the past (different domain now but includes similar keywords). After installing the plugin, I realized it was interfering with the Bulletproof's Security's plugin code. Just to be safe I completely reinstalled WordPress.

    There was nothing left in the HTML root directory that I could find. Perhaps the htaccess file was still in there? I'm not sure but even if it was I cannot see it now with the hidden files box check in my FTP program.

    Funny thing, I don't remember the WP admin URL and dashboard being redirected to the FBI Cyber Crime website, which I had chosen in the settings in the other installation. I don't understand unless a hidden file was left over why it's still forwarding to this address.

    Have the hackers messed with it again, or is there some sort of file that was left behind somewhere on the server?

    The main website displays: http://www.katmandumeditation.com.au/

    But the login URL forwards: http://www.katmandumeditation.com.au/wp-admin/

    I've also tried the URL where the plugin said to login but it no longer works.

    Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall/

  2. wpsolutions
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    It is likely that you may still have the old .htaccess file in the root directory.

    Did you remember activating the Brute Force Prevention feature before you uninstalled the site?
    If so do you recall what your secret word was for your login URL?

    Also, please see the following link for how to restore your htaccess file:
    http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/how-to-restore-the-htaccess-file-when-using-the-all-in-one-wp-security-plugin-5945

  3. Dustin Matlock
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Yep, that's exactly what it was. I had to restart the FTP program to see the files. Just strange how the forwarding didn't work until a few days later...

    Thanks! (Great plugin BTW!)

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