Upgraded WP, Better WP Security plugin went crazy. HELP!

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#1

I am at a complete loss. I’ve been using the Better WP Security plugin on all of my Wordpress sites for a while now and have never had any problems with it. For some reason though, when I did the last WP update the other day, the plugin completely blacklisted me. I couldn’t view my site or log in. I contacted Dreamhost and they fiddled with something that let me log in, but the minute I clicked on the “delete” button to get rid of the plugin, it locked me out again. Dreamhost changed the file name of the plugin’s folder and I was able to see my index page again, but trying to view any other pages or log in gave me a 404 error. When I emailed once again, I was told to replace my .htaccess file with the generic WP code. I did that and now I’m staring at a big old 500 Internal Server Error.

Please please please someone tell me they can help. This is my photography website and it’s been down for at least 3 days now - which is absolutely terrible for business. I really hope I haven’t lost all the work I put into it…


#2

shananigan - What’s your ticket number and/or domain? I can see if I can help.

Sadly, Better WP Security is a pill sometimes, and you MAY need to remove some lines from your wp-config.php as well.


#3

Give “Simple Security” a try - it looks like a good alternative.


#4

I think just connect your FTP and change the plugin folder name to anything else , then access the admin panel do the setting again this should help you to fix this issue.


#5

Sadly, with most ‘security’ plugins, you can’t just delete the folder. You have to delete that plugin, remove settings from .htaccess and wp-config, and HOPE that’s it :confused:

Honestly I don’t use any. They’re too much trouble for what limited good they do.