Support » Fixing WordPress » .htaccess file keeps being overwritten with a blank file

  • dme102

    (@dme102)


    Hi,

    I have an ongoing problem with my site where the .htaccess file keeps disappearing and being replaced with a blank file.

    This breaks the site because the rewrite rules do not come into effect.

    It’s happening every few days, seemingly at random times (including when I haven’t done anything to the site).

    I have tried making the file read only but it didn’t solve the problem as the actual file is being replaced with a blank one.

    My hosting company is saying they don’t know why it’s happening and that it’s most likely a wordpress plugin overwriting the file.

    Does anyone know what might be causing this?

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  • Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    What plugins are you currently using?

    Akismet
    Bottom of every post
    Disqus Comment System
    Facebook Open Graph, Google+ and Twitter Card Tags
    Fancier Author Box
    FD Feedburner Plugin
    Google Tag Manager for WordPress
    Gravity Forms
    HubSpot for WordPress
    LayerSlider WP
    Limit Login Attempts
    Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions
    OptinMonster
    P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)
    Q2W3 Fixed Widget
    Redirection
    Related Posts by Zemanta
    Simple social share
    W3 Total Cache
    WordPress SEO
    WPBakery Visual Composer
    WP User Avatar

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    Does the problem happen if you leave the Redirection plugin deactivated for a day?

    I deactivated that plugin but the problem still occurred. This is getting frustrating!

    I also deactivated W3 total cache as that seemed like the next likely culprit. Any other ideas what this could be? I’m also in touch with my host and they are saying it’s most likely a WP plugin but can’t tell me which one.

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    FD Feedburner Plugin redirects your feed, and I believe it does that via .htaccess.

    Any luck with that deactivated too?

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