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  • Resolved CGC studio

    (@cgc-studio)


    Hello,
    In my buddypress community site, I installed a bbpress forum + Wordfence and when sending a response to a forum topic, Wordfence displayed an alert like “403 Forbidden – a potential unsafe operation has been In this request to this site, and has been blocked by Worfence “.

    As I am the administrator, I whitelisted this answer to be able to validate the sending but what will happen for a simple user of the forum (non administrator)?
    Will he receive too this type of alert from Wordfence?
    – if yes, could he be able to whitelist his sending?
    – if not, how should Wordfence be adjusted to avoid blocking users’s exchanges on my forum?

    Can you help me ro set up correctly Worfence for this scenario?
    thank you in advance
    CGC

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  • Hey @cgc-studio,

    You can create a non-admin user to test your fix with. You could also switch the Wordfence Firewall into Learning Mode to see if that permanently fixes it.

    https://www.wordfence.com/help/firewall/learning-mode/

    Please let me know how it goes.

    Thanks,

    Gerroald

    I made a test with non-admin user and Learning Mode and it seems not to happen again but, if you don’t mind, I keep this topic opened to enable some other people testin it from their side to be sure that the issue is resolved!
    TIA
    CGC

    Hey @cgc-studio,

    Thanks for the update, and absolutely. Please do let me know how it goes.

    Thanks,

    Gerroald

    WFGerroald

    (@wfgerald)

    Hey @cgc-studio,

    We haven’t heard back from you in a while, so I’ve gone ahead and marked this thread as resolved.

    Please feel free to open another thread if you’re still having issues with Wordfence.

    Thanks,

    Gerroald

    Wasca

    (@wasca)

    I’d like to add to this topic.

    I’m coming across the same issue, some of my forum users post up custom code as examples and the firewall is blocking them from posting it. I switched on the learning mode and while that is on there are no problem, no ones posts get blocked.

    Then I turn off learning mode and the next person to post with code in their post or reply they get blocked.

    I need to a way to globally allow my forums posts to be whitelisted.

    I’ve tried like this hoping that it will allow to all forum posts and replies (e.g. /forum/test-forum/ or /topic/test-topic/ )

    /forum/ request.body[bbp_topic_content]
    /forum/ request.body[bbp_reply_content]
    /topic/ request.body[bbp_topic_content]
    /topic/ request.body[bbp_reply_content]

    So far the above does not work I need a way to allow these rules for all forums and topics, replies and topic edits.

    While learning mode is ON I see rules like this being added.

    /reply/51128/edit/ request.body[bbp_reply_content]
    
    /topic/pascal-user-inputting-text-via-a-dialogue-box/ request.body[bbp_reply_content]
    
    /topic/test-4/edit/ 	request.body[bbp_topic_content]
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    Wasca

    (@wasca)

    Can anyone help me with my above request. I’m running into this issue again.

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