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Work on WordPress 3.6? (3 posts)

  1. sLa NGjI's
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    People that have tested this plugin on WordPress 3.6 and declare if it work fine or none?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/mute-screamer/

  2. Johnny B
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I run it on WP 3.6 and it seems to work fine.

    I just dont understand the message from it. It says there has been an attack attempt but I dont know what the attack was and what was done about it. Was the IP banned ? I dont know.

    Regards,

    Johnny B

  3. Kimberly
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yea i had the same issue at first but to clarify (at least from what i noticed).

    It doesnt ban these IPs until they hit a threshold value (see its settings area) and it only bans when you checked on the "Ban" (it will ban the ip by default for 5 mins by returning the default site's 404 page).

    In any case it always shows the ip who was doing sometihng bad in its "Intrusion" page of the admin page. So although it lists the attack, if you did not turn on Ban and the ip didnt hit the minimum threshold # it is just alerting you that the ip was doing something odd/bad.

    One thing u have to be careful though is plguins like to use special ids for their POST/REQUEST and so this could be picked up by Screamer and flag it as bad and potentially get your self banned from the Admin page (and entire site) accidentally. S u want to make sure when u enable the Ban feature to be aware that you may need to do some adjusting by including post/get ids in its Exception field. For me, i kept getting confused why i kept getting locked out when i attempted to edit preferences for another plugin. Took me a while to notice it was screamer false positiving on my navigating/saving attempts in Admin page...yikes. I was forced to go into the database, search for my ip to locate which tables it was in and remove the rows (with my ip) that were related to screamer and that fixed the problem. I also took note of the "REQUEST.xxx" and "POST.xxx" columns to include them into Screamer's exception list. With that done it fixed the problem perfectly.

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