Support » Plugin: All In One WP Security & Firewall » .htaccess content after migrating site from localhost to server

  • Resolved mhenschel


    I have set up my site on a localhost and then migrated the site to a web server. There are entries from AIOWPS, which now refer to my localhost.
    e.g. in
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ….
    RewriteRule …
    Do I have to change those settings manually or is there a way that AIOWPS refreshes or renews those settings?

    Thanks Michael

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  • Plugin Author mra13


    You can change them manually but that is not recommended (it will be easy to make a mistake if you try that approach).

    Go to the admin dashbard of the securtiy plugin. Deactivate the feature in question and save it. Then reactivate it, the plugin will re-write the htaccess file with correct URL values.

    Which feature is writing the entries in #AIOWPS_BLOCK_SPAMBOTS_START?
    All features I disabled and enabled didn’t change the localhost entry “RewriteRule .* [L]” in the section for #AIOWPS_BLOCK_SPAMBOTS_START in the htaccess file.

    Plugin Author wpsolutions


    That’s in the SPAM menu and the feature is:
    Block Spambots From Posting Comments

    Thanks for the support.

    The entry “RewriteRule .* [L]” stays the same after disabling and enabling Block Spambots From Posting Comments.
    But I don’t have the knowledge anyway to judge if this is right or wrong. So maybe this is the correct entry.


    Plugin Author wpsolutions


    Hi Michael,
    Yes that’s right this is the correct directive entry for that feature. (Basically the SPAMBOT is being redirected back to its localhost)

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