Support » Plugin: BulletProof Security » Butt ugly, extremely difficult to comprehend and use

  • The interface makes it difficult to learn and use. A plugin should make things easier, not force me to become an expert in using it.

    I’m especially concerned with the amount of effort that will be required to reverse any changes made by this plugin if they happen to foul up my site.

    Please fix the interface. It does not instill confidence.

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  • Plugin Author AITpro

    (@aitpro)

    Some plugins and themes load their scripts on BPS plugin pages which breaks the BPS visual interface, menus, jQuery, etc. If you are seeing this – http://forum.ait-pro.com/forums/topic/bulletproof-security-menus-css-and-js-not-displaying-correctly/ – then another plugin or theme is breaking BPS plugin scripts and you would deactivate plugins one by one to isolate which plugin is causing the problem. BPS is very difficult to navigate and use if this problem is being caused by another plugin or theme.

    In general, the BPS UI/UX has been lacking spit and polish. We added the UI Theme Skin changer a while back, which is a visual UI theme changer, but does not change the UX in any way.

    The BPS UX is currently being worked on and has major UX changes in BPS .51.5. #1 priorities for BPS have been and are security and website performance. We are backtracking now and doing major visual stuff and adding some frills. UX work has been pending for over a year now, but kept getting pushed back since it is a lower priority.

    On a positive note, the visual frills stuff is the #1 complaint with BPS. So that is actually a very good thing in a way. ie folks websites are not getting hacked, folks websites are not having performance problems, folks hosting accounts are not being suspended due to high server load/resource usage, folks websites are not having SEO problems, etc. 😉

    Thanks for your feedback

    Plugin Author AITpro

    (@aitpro)

    Oops forgot to answer this question:

    I’m especially concerned with the amount of effort that will be required to reverse any changes made by this plugin if they happen to foul up my site.

    BPS is very simple and quick to troubleshoot and to reverse any changes.
    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/setup-steps-removal-steps-requirements-and-compatibility?replies=1

    BPS setup steps:
    1. Click the AutoMagic buttons on the Security Modes page.
    2. Activate Root and wp-admin BulletProof Modes on the Security Modes page.
    3. Go to the Login Security page and choose your Login Security options and click the Save Options buttons.
    4. Setup complete.

    Note: It is recommended that use a Custom Permalink Structure: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Choosing_your_permalink_structure

    BPS removal steps:
    1. Activate Default Mode on the Security Modes page.
    2. Use the Delete wp-admin .htaccess feature on the Security Modes page.
    3. Deactivate and delete BPS on the WP Plugins page.
    4. Go to WordPress Settings >>> Permalinks and resave your Permalink Settings.

    Unable to login into your website:
    1. Use FTP or your Web Host Control Panel File Manager and delete the .htaccess file in your website root folder and the .htaccess file in your wp-admin folder.
    2. Log into your website, click the BPS AutoMagic Buttons and Activate all BulletProof Modes. Or if you are removing BPS do steps 3 and 4 under BPS removal steps.

    Note: These steps above apply to issues/problems that are directly related to your root .htaccess file. If your are unable to login to your site due to an issue/problem with Login Security, rename the /bulletproof-security plugin folder, log back into your website and correct the issue/problem. For additional troubleshooting steps for BulletProof Security see: http://forum.ait-pro.com/forums/topic/read-me-first-free/#bps-free-general-troubleshooting

    Requirements and Compatiblilty:
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/bulletproof-security/faq/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/bulletproof-security/

    Yes, I think it definitely needs some UX work. It’s quite confusing about which order you have to click the buttons, and having to click multiple to actually apply your settings.

    It would be great if the plugin actually kept any custom changes in your .htaccess without having to copy+paste the custom code into the BPS text fields.

    Simon.

    Plugin Author AITpro

    (@aitpro)

    UI|UX work has been completed. Positive feedback on visual UI|UX has now increased to 98% vs 2% do not like any of the UI Themes or the UX. So I think we are done working in the UI|UX area. It is not possible to create something that 100% of all folks will like and it would be foolish to attempt to try to achieve that.

    Blue Theme in use: 70%
    Black Theme in use: 25%
    Grey Theme in use: 5%

    How about this for simple? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZmwDV1_YYk
    Also the BPS Read Me help buttons have step by step instructions. Step 1 do this, Step 2 do this, etc.

    That is what Custom Code was created for and is specifically designed to do so not sure what you mean.

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