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  • Resolved webqueenhtc


    in the Wordfence Web Application Firewall; can someone help clarify this note:

    NOTE: If you have separate WordPress installations with Wordfence installed within a subdirectory of this site, it is recommended that you perform the Firewall installation procedure on those sites before this one. ( I copy n paste)

    The last sentence, because I did install WordPress in a subdirectory, what Firewall do I need to perform before click on the “Continue” button?


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  • Do you have more than one installation of WordPress? If you have only one instance of WP, in a subdirectory of your site, then just hit continue and do the setup.

    This refers to sites, like my own, that have subdomain/sites, and both my site, and the subdomains have WordPress installed.

    Plugin Author Wordfence


    Thanks Sue. That’s right. If you only have a single WordPress installation this does not affect you.

    If you have WordPress installed in a base web directory like public_html/ and then have another WordPress installation in public_html/subsite/ we suggest you enable the firewall on the sub-site’s first.

    Guys I also want to add that 6.1.1 was a BIG launch for us earlier this week. We’ve already done one point release with 6.1.2 to improve things and we’re putting out a release shortly which will improve messaging and this process. It will help explain it better and do a better job of guiding you through it. It


    Thank you so much, Sue and Mark, for the clarification. Yes, I have no subdomain, just one installation of WordPress in a subdirectory.

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