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  • Resolved Davidsdesk


    Installed this plugin last night. Easy to use. Seemed to work as advertised. I was going to look at some of the pay modules this morning, but suddenly my my site was down and I had 261 redirects to the WordPress Landing Page plugin folder in my .htaccess file. Once I deleted the htaccess entries (and the plugin) everything was fine I would recommend staying away from this one.

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  • Plugin Author David Wells


    Hey David,

    This is strange and we’d like to help you fix this issue.

    Our plugin only writes 1 line to the htaccess file using wp core rewrite rules:

    on line 95 of
    add_rewrite_rule("$slug/([^/]*)?", $this_path.'modules/module.redirect.php?permalink_name=$1','top');

    Are you using any other plugins that modify your htaccess file?

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I reactivated WP Landing Pages and it seems to be working fine, although I am still concerned. I am running Wordfence, a security plugin that may write to the .htaccess file. I also noticed multiple visits to the landing page from Automattic Inc. immediately after publishing and before going live with my Adword campaign. This seems curious. I did not post a link on this forum.

    Any thoughts?

    Plugin Author David Wells


    Hey David,

    We use Automatics thumbnail generator to create thumbnail preview images of the landing pages.


    This would explain the traffic from Automatic =)

    Please keep us posted if you see any other htaccess issues.

    Ah, that explains the Automattic visits. I’ll take off my paranoid hat now. As I mentioned above, I am running Wordfence. I had been running Bullet Proof Security in the past but it was not activated.

    The following lines were repeated 261 times in my root .htaccess file. Once I removed them the site came back up.

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteRule ^group/([^/]*)? /wp-content/plugins/landing-pages/modules/module.redirect.php?permalink_name=$1 [QSA,L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
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