Support » Plugin: Visitor Maps Extended Referer Field » .htaccess could not be copied

  • Resolved mwhelan4


    Our site, is experiencing the error below. [I host with Wpengine. Plugin = Visitor Maps Extended Referer field (v 1.2.3)]

    The error is :
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    Visitor Maps Extended Notice

    /nas/wp/www/cluster-1673/mwhelan4/.htaccess could not be copied. IP and referer banning have been disabled. To enable those features, be sure /nas/wp/www/cluster-1673/mwhelan4/.htaccess exists, then reactivate the Visitor Maps Extended Referer Field plugin.
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    Here’s the reply from Wpengine after I sent them the error:

    Jason Stallings, Jun 06 02:28 pm (CDT):
    Hey Marc,

    I can confirm the .htaccess file is there, I’m not quite sure why the file can’t be copied though. Unfortunately we can’t change permissions, and usually that isn’t needed.

    I’d contact the plugin developer, looks like the issue is found around line 347:

    if(!@copy(ABSPATH . “.htaccess”, $htbackup)){
    return false;
    } else {
    return true;
    Let me know how this works.

    Jason Stallings
    Twitter: @octalmage

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    Any help would be much appreciated,


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  • Based on Ben @ Wpengine advising the following, I uninstalled and reinstalled the plugin, and all appears to be well.
    This migration was a “restore to alternate site” method by the Vaultpress solution. It was obviously necessary to reinstall this plugin because of the different directory configuration.

    Thank you again for your help (I consider this resolved)

    Here’s the error.

    copy(/home1/touchof9/public_html/rockchurchradio/.htaccess.backup.5Q6Z7o) [function.copy]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /nas/wp/www/cluster-1673/mwhelan4/wp-content/plugins/visitor-maps-extended-referer-field/visitor-maps-extended-referer.php on line 347, referer:

    This is not the correct directory on our servers.

    We’re looking for something like this:


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