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[resolved] htaccess file's been changed (3 posts)

  1. cherylcope
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I received a file monitor report saying my htaccess file has been changed. I didn't do it, at least not on purpose. So what does this mean exactly and what should I do about it?

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  2. andrewmills
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It may be innocent, since actions such as changing your permalinks settings within WordPress would legitimately re-write your .htaccess file. I'd suggest inspecting your .htaccess and comparing it against a copy of .htaccess from a backup of your site dated prior to the report, so you can identify precisely what was altered. Once you know what's been changed, you can tailor your response accordingly.

  3. Scott Cariss
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    What andrewmills says.

    The htaccess file can be touched by simply visiting the permalinks settings page.

    If the MD5 hash hasnt changed then I wouldn't worry about the warning.

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