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[resolved] New BPS install, 403 when attempting to delete unused plugins (4 posts)

  1. orpheus_emerges
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just installed BPS, and backed up the .htaccess file.

    Went to my Dashboard plugins to confirm that everything there was what I wanted before I did a db backup and I saw some plugins I don't want.

    Attempting to delete them returned the 403 error.

    One is the Hello Dolly plugin, which is apparently installed separately because it is not listed in the plugins directory.


  2. AITpro
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Do you have the original Firewall plugin installed? It has a bug which will block deleting plugins. I believe the Firewall 2 fork plugin does not have this bug.

    Did you use the AutoMagic buttons in BPS to create your Master .htaccess files?
    Did you activate ALL BulletProof Modes after using AutoMagic?

  3. orpheus_emerges
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I forgot to post this. I got so involved in the other message.

    I don't know if anything below is still relevant


    I'm not familiar with any Firewall plugin, and I presume you're referring to a plugin that does NOT come in the default WP install.

    I used the AutoMagic buttons in BPS to create one default and one secure .htaccess file. I don't recall the word 'Master' arising. If it did, then it didn't register in my mind.

    That dialog also gave me notice that it could not create a (whatever) .htaccess for the wp-admin directory because it did not (and it doesn't) have an .htaccess file.

    I have two WP installs in a folder one level below its root; two domains. Neither has an .htaccess file in the wp-admin folder.

    For each of these WP/BPS installs, I activated the BulletProof Mode for the domain.com/wp/.htaccess only, since that's all I have.

    In the bulletproof-security/admin/htaccess folder for each of my WP installs there are the following versions of .htaccess files:



  4. AITpro
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    You have 2 threads going for the same problem. I will resolve this duplicate post / thread. Please just post to the other thread that you started for this same problem. Thanks.

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