Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security - Firewall & Malware Scan » After the wonderfull update at 6.6.5 I can’t login anymore

  • Resolved peopleinside


    after Wordfence has been automatically updated on my website the log in page has started to be blank and I cannot login anymore.

    Now I have deactived your plug in but need a fix.
    Your plug in is not working anymore after your update!

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  • Oh maybe was the version 6.6.4 who not work now I see an update

    Broke one of my sites completely too, do you know how to manually remove it as I cannot even get into wp-admin ?? Nothing on their FAQ’s about how to remove it manually.

    mitchellk you have to connect via ftp, go in wp-content/plugin than rename wordfence plugin folder to wordfence-off than login in and rename back to wordfence and just update the plug in. You issue should be resolved.
    Hope it helps.

    @peopleinside Did you manage to get this issue fixed by updating to the latest version 6.2.5?

    @mitchellk Sorry to hear about this trouble you had, please check your website root directory looking for “.htaccess” or “.ini.php” files, inside these files, remove any similar code blocks to this one:

    ; Wordfence WAF
    auto_prepend_file = '/path/on/server/public_html/wordfence-waf.php'
    ; END Wordfence WAF

    Let me know how it goes,

    For me seems version 6.2.5 works. Issue fixed but I AM not using an old version of WordPress I have the last version.

    I AM using the plug in maybe I should use a different plugin because this seems not updated but seems used from many people!

    In all way issue is fixed with Wordfence 6.2.5

    Thanks @peopleinside, I did already try that but it did not work as usual for disabling a plugin, the site remained completely inaccessible.

    I also did delete the .user.ini file and there is no .htaccess either because I use Nginx.

    I also then deleted the wordfence-waf.php file, still nothing.

    I eventually had to go into phpmyadmin and disable all plugins through the database, then the site came back online and I could enable all of the plugins again one by one.

    The site is working now but I have not re-activated wordfence yet. That’s the last one I need to remove, reinstall and then see if it goes and breaks the site again.

    Strange it did this only one one web site and the other 28 all updated automatically to the new version and they are all fine. ???

    Hi mitchellk, maybe can be some plug in not only Wordfence who can cause issue.
    Maybe in that site do you have some plug in not present in the other website?
    I resolved by renaming the Wordfence plugin folder.

    Fortunately I was at home because if I was outside I cannot access to my website and this is a big issue for me.

    For security now I have replace one of my plug in also who was old.
    Hope you will be able to solve your issue soon.
    Wish you a good time,
    Take care!

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