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[plugin: better-wp-security] admin login problems (3 posts)

  1. cjeyes
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I think this problem has been caused by Better-WP-Security (ironically).

    I installed the plugin earlier this week but didn't look at my site (Fossenet.co.uk) again until this morning, when I found I could not login to the admin area as clicking on the admin link just resolved to the homepage, as did typing ...wp-admin or wp-login in the address bar.

    Following some other advice I renamed a couple of recent plugins (this one, and Pricing Table Pro) along with the Catalyst Dynamic theme folder.

    That enabled me to login, so I re-enabled and renamed plugins one by one. When I renamed and reactivated Better-WP-Security I was immediately logged out of the site and now everything apart from the homepage is a 404 error. The site is totally broken.

    I have tried changing names back again and even moving the plugin out of the directory altogether but that hasn't altered it.

    I also replaced the .htaccess file with a blank one, and subsequently one with the recommended rewrite code from the permalinks codex page.

    Site is still broken and I haven't a clue what to do. The irony of course is that in attempting to protect my site I appear to have broken it...

    Any ideas anyone?

    Many thanks,



  2. Cheryl Fahling
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for reporting! I guess I'll wait to install the latest update. My site went white with a previous update, and I'm hesitant to have that happen again.

  3. cjeyes
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just an update. Fossenet is now back online.

    This was a permalinks problem which I fixed by going into PHPMyAdmin and removing the pretty link option in the database. That then restored all functionality to the site and it now has pretty permalinks again.

    A frightening time but all now fixed.

    No idea whether it was to do with this plugin or not, but I'm using another solution just in case!

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