iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)
Nginx compatability (6 posts)

  1. jackshwat
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ive looked through all the provided documents and havnt found information on what needs to be done with nginx to make it work with better wp security plugin.


  2. About half of my own sites using it use NGINX. You'll only need to enter the rewrite rules in your host configuration.

  3. eva2000
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just found Better WP Security plugin as I'm evaluating a list of recommended nginx supported plugins for http://centminmod.com project's dedicated wordpress page (planned) and I must say Better WP Security plugin is awesome!

    If only other web apps made it so easy to implement nginx rewrite rules! Still more testing to do with wordpress 3.4.2 but so far working nicely and love the away mode protection for wordpress backend urls !

    Awesome work Chris !!!

  4. therandomguy12345
    Posted 3 years ago #


    What do I need to do to make this compatible with nginx? What exact "rewrite rules" do I need in my host configuration?

  5. xorred
    Posted 3 years ago #

    "You'll only need to enter the rewrite rules in your host configuration." - how? Mind posting a how-to somewhere?

  6. therandomguy12345
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Please do respond soon. I sent an email via your contact form on website about it as well. I host with WP Engine and they have also asked me to contact plugin developer/author about what exact rewrite scripts are needed.

    I am using your Hide Backend feature and on nginx server (with WP Engine) and this is my scenario:

    When I go to mydomain.com/my-changed-admin-url, it redirects to mydomain.com/wp-login.php?my-secret-key&redirect_to=/wp-admin/

    and mydomain.com/my-changed-login-url redirects to

    None of these URL's actually contain "-" (hyphens), I just included them to make it easier to read the placeholders — replaced them with my actual back-end URL's.

    Anyways, I believe this has to do with lack of rewrite rules in nginx host configuration like you said. Please respond as soon as possible and include what specific rewrite rules need to be added into host configuration. Thanks in advance!

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