Admin Block Country
blocked me out (3 posts)

  1. Skunkster
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Admin Block Country 1.0 blocked me out of my WP admin page (apparently by changing the ht.acess file). I'm a WP newbie, so I don't have a clear understanding of the issue, but I had to resolve it through my host server. Although I really like the idea of blocking my site from IPs by country, this plug-in was just a headache. I am using WordPress 3.6, and the plug in does not seem to be compatible with this version.

    Update: I received a quick response from the developer, who is very helpful. I suspect my problem was either from plug-in (Better WP Security 3.5.5) or theme (Responsive incompatibilities, as I was able to get access to my admin page after deactivating both of these files via my server, as well as Admin Country Block. Once I was in Admin again, I deleted Admin Block Country, deactivated Better WP Security, cleared my .htacess file, reactivated my Responsive theme, refreshed my permalinks and everything was back to normal.

  2. MMDeveloper
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi NRHarris,

    It doesn't change the htaccess file. It changes a value in the database.

    To resolve a config issue this is what you do:

    Go into your database and look in the wp_options table:

    Find option "admin_block_country_list" and remove the value. This will reset all the options and hopefully you can start again.

    I have also seen an issue where you install the plugin and before you do anything it chokes and blocks you from wp-admin. This problem I've only seen once out of 20 sites I own and for now I'm not sure why. This has only happened once and I think it might be incompatible with the one of the plugins perhaps, but its only happened once and I swear it doesn't change the htaccess file, I wrote the plugin I should know.

    Sorry you had such bad luck with it.

  3. MMDeveloper
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi NRHarris,

    I'm glad you sorted that out. I've updated the plugin Admin Block Country 2.0. I've used a completely different method to get the IP address of the visitor accessing your admin pages. That client I spoke about that was having issues, well it turned out that there wasn't enough memory and that stuffed them up. The algorithm I used needed an insane amount of memory. None of my other clients had this issue. I dug into it and thought perhaps thats what you were experiencing. If your happy with 1.0 probably stick with that.

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