Support » Plugin: WP Cerber Security, Anti-spam & Malware Scan » Plugin causes back-end not to load styles

  • Resolved jpurdy647


    I use your plugin and it is great. However, in moving a WordPress installation from a staging website to the live website, it caused loadstyles.php to throw a 403 error on some computers when accessing the backend.

    This issue went away when disabling the wp-cerber plugin and removing its mod-rewrite section in the .htaccess, one of which was for the affected issue. This resolved my problem.

    I do not know the root cause, but it seems the WP-Cerber plugin’s section of the .htaccess is the issue because removing it resolves the issue, having it present makes it come back. (I have the plugin enabled without the .htaccess entries, if it is doing anything)

    I thought you would want to know because if I have had this issues others may as well. If you need more info for debugging you may contact me privately.

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  • I had a similar situation on an installation. Removing the WP Cerber rules in .htaccess in the Uploads folder resolved it. Another install has same code and works fine.

    Plugin Author Gregory


    If you move a website without moving the entire DB, you have to go to the Hardening tab and disable “Protect admin scripts”, save settings, and enable it again. This updates rules in the .htaccess file.

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