Support » Plugin: iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) » [Plugin: Better WP Security] Registration doesn't work if Hide Backend option is on (v3.4.4)

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  • im also have this bug, any ideas??

    I appear to have the same

    Me too, exactly the same.
    WP 3.4.2 and BWS 3.4.4
    Any ideas?

    Same issue, same fix.

    WP 3.4.2 and BWS 3.4.4

    Same issue here also.
    Any idea is welcome!

    The Problem ist that the action attribute of the registration form is not modified by the plugin.
    To solve this open wp-login.php, go to line 547 and change



    xxx has to be the secret key from BWPS

    Thanks @ulme! This worked for me. Just have to remember to change it each time WP updates.

    @bit51 Thank you for this great plugin! Do you approve of this method or is there a better way?

    Thank you again. (not sure if @ works here…)

    I didn’t like to way to fix the registration issue by hacking the core wp-login.php. So, I’ve came up with the fix that’s working in one my client’s site. Please read about the fix here –

    Chris Homko, MS ATP


    This fix does not work anymore with WordPress 3.6 and Better WP Security 3.5.6 build 3063. Line 347 in file “wp-login.php” no longer corresponds to “wp-login.php?action=register”. Furthermore, this seem to be broken regardless of whether “Enable Hide Backend” is enabled or not. I have it disabled and still get Better WP Security rewriting my register slug to include the “Hide Backend Key” appended to the URL as follows when not logged in as an Admin:


    This will return a “404 Page Not Found” error.

    FYI, editing the “functions.php” in the theme directory does not work either for. The website does not even load at all. I am using theme Custom Community PRO by Themekraft.

    Chris Homko, MS ATP


    I figured out my problem. This is NOT a Better WP Security issue. I created a bad link that has the ?g5nlucjlvb4tp0kqkjtg5 added to the URL.

    Although it is true that the fix will no longer work because you should not need it. Please disregard my posts.

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