Wordfence Security
[resolved] Scan not starting (4 posts)

  1. teolives
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I have two sites on which I've installed WF: on the first one it run beautifully, on the second one the scan simply doesn't start (i.e. it displays "Requesting a new scan /" for a second and then it reverts back to "Start a Wordfence scan").

    I run WP 3.5 on both sites, with plugin version 3.5.1
    I don't have any Javascript errors (admin-ajax requests are OK)

    I don't see any major difference between the two sites other than one is hosted on the root of my shared account and the other in a directory...

    Any hint?



  2. teolives
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh, and I have no errors on my server log.

  3. Wordfence
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Matteo,

    Do both sites use the same hostname? If you have an .htaccess blocking access to /wp-admin/ this can be the cause. Wordfence must be able to connect to the ajax handler in the wp-admin directory.



  4. teolives
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for your reply Mark, I followed the advice on your site and I ended up blocking my site with a password on every page... I must have done something wrong...

    This is the .htaccess I have on the website where WF is not working:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /1000for1/
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /1000for1/index.php [L]

    # END WordPress

    Any advice?

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