Great plugin! I'm seriously impressed with the prompt & comprehensive support in this forum!!!
I manage a small dedicated server and have used BPS on other WordPress sites without incident. On this particular site, when I activate BulletProof Mode in the root directory, links from Google result in this:
"Forbidden You don't have permission to access /directory-name/ on this server.
Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request."
This was a non-WordPress site that I've converted to WordPress - hence the existing history of inbound links to the site from Google etc.
I have read through the troubleshooting guide - and all the relevant support posts here and at ait-pro.com. I tried commenting out Options -Indexes and DirectoryIndex via the Custom Code section. No joy.
I have reset & saved Permalinks (custom - as recommended) several times and recreated & activated secure.htaccess file each time.
I also tried changing the General URL settings removing the www - again, no joy.
It's worth noting this site was developed on a server running Plesk - and moved to my cPanel machine (because of Plesk permission restrictions and Server API). The current machine is a linux machine running cPanel with cgi-fcgi.
I am also using redirects via a plugin (Redirects 2.2.13) ...I tried Custom .htaccess redirects using BPS. The "Forbidden" error page problem persists regardless of which method I'm using - and persists even when redirects are completely disabled. In other words, links from Google - even to the Home page - result in the error page.
It is worth noting that internal links work fine as do some other incoming links (from sites other than Google) e.g Bing & Yahoo. Odd.
I have tried modifying the permission on the root .htaccess file - it didn't help.
There are 3 differences between this site and the other sites I have running on this machine that also use BPS:
1) this site is running WP 3.5.2 ...the others are all running 3.5.1
2) this site is using the NextGen Gallery plugin and a few of the pages have gallery thumbs (using HighSlide js).
3) I migrated this from the dreaded Plesk hosting platform.
I have spent a full day trying to get this to work & I have run out of ideas ...so any suggestions you can provide would be VERY much appreciated! I want to continue using this excellent plugin.