Support » Plugin: iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) » SVG files forbidden 403 errors

  • Hi,

    When I don’t have Ithemes security installed, I can perfectly use SVG files. I have the “safe SVG” plugin which sanitizes SVG files so they are not a security risc.

    However, when I enable Ithemes, it gives a “svg 403 forbidden error”, and the site runs very very slow due to this continuous and unnecessary blocking.

    Backend log: PHP Warning: file_get_contents( failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden\r\n in /home/ on line 628\n, referer:

    How can I fix this, without disabling Ithemes ?


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  • MATT M



    I am sorry to hear you are running into this! Will you please try disabling the following features to see if it helps?

    Hackrepair Blacklist Feature
    (Security> Settings> Banned Users)

    Filter Long URL Strings
    (Security> Settings> System Tweaks)

    Filter Suspicious Query Strings in the URL
    (Security> Settings> System Tweaks)

    Filter Non-English Characters
    (Security> Settings> System Tweaks)

    You may also try enabling XML-RPC and allowing Full Access to the REST API.
    (Security> Settings> WordPress Tweaks> XML-RPC)



    Disabling all those essentials kinda defeats the whole purpose of a security plugin and firewall ?

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