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  • Kal


    Hi all. I have searched high and low for this bug over the last two weeks. When a user clicks the logout button on my site, it does indeed log them out, but it redirects them to a 403 forbidden page.
    This is the link that shows up on logout:

    A point of interest, the logout “button” isn’t actually a button, but just a link designed to look like one. If I copy the link from the button, and paste it directly into the URL, it works just fine.

    Steps that I’ve taken thus far to attempt to resolve this:
    1. Disabled all plugins – Still broke.
    2. Edit the URL to remove the redirect after _wpnonce…. – messed that up horribly.
    3. Upgraded from WP v3.5 to 3.5.1 – still broke.

    This has become incredibly aggrevating, as I can’t publicly advertise this site until this is fixed. Any help at all is much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

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  • Are you running the Bulletproof Security plugin or another security plugin that writes to the .htaccess file?
    I’ve seen this a few times with some security plugins.
    If you are, you can test it by deactivating them temporarily and FTP’ing to your server and delete the .htaccess file.
    Simply re-save your permalinks back in the admin area, and a new .htaccess will be created.
    Now try it and see if you get the same problem.



    Thank you for your quick response!

    I added the WP Better Security plugin after this was happening, as an attempted fix (it is inactive). I did actually delete the .htaccess file earlier, and it is still doing it.



    Kal, did you ever find a solution to this?



    Actually, I was using a supposed “premium” theme at the time. It had a number of bugs throughout the site, so I simply started from scratch with my own new theme and all related bugs were fixed.

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