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  • Member Since: October 30th, 2013
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  • Posted a reply to HTACCESS blocking wp-admin and login.php yes still accessed, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Re your 403 to 404 problem, look very carefully at your .htaccess for redirects, also…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to block 198.50.159.82 ?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    That IP doesn't look too bad, check it using https://www.tcpiputils.com/browse/ip-address It's not Google, perhaps it's…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to HTACCESS blocking wp-admin and login.php yes still accessed, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    In my experience, the plugin WP Hide Login cleans things up quite nicely, perhaps give…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to Voluminous ip lockouts, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    tfc, I've unfortunately got years of experience with exactly what you're asking. As forum contributor…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to Deleted Akismet, still getting false positives, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks so much, really helps as I can now be pretty sure it's not Akismet.…

    5 days ago

  • Created a topic, This is a huge bloated plugin., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    The manual install zip folder is 4 MB, I can't even up…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to Deleted Akismet, still getting false positives, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Here is my plugin stack, nothing there that has anything to do with spam filtering:…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to Deleted Akismet, still getting false positives, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi, thanks for the reply. Are you saying if I click "edit comment" on the…

    1 week ago

  • Created a topic, Deleted Akismet, still getting false positives, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello everyone, I'm just tearing my hair out on this o…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to The Endless Confusion of Blocked IPs, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I think I've got it, thanks to all you guys here! Appreciate it. Feature suggestion…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to The Endless Confusion of Blocked IPs, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Aha! Thanks for setting me straight. Yes, I use a lengthy block time, 48 hours…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to The Endless Confusion of Blocked IPs, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks Caleb, so when the message reads “No attempts have been made to access the…

    2 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, The Endless Confusion of Blocked IPs, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I've got an extensive list of bad URLs that I block us…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to Feature Suggestion: block bad bots, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Sorry to say the bad bot criminals figured out a long time ago how to…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to User with admin name, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Akismet? It's indeed a joke. Deleted it years ago. I've had zero visible comment spam…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to User with admin name, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Caleb "banned user names from registration" is an excellent feature request. Thanks for bringing it…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to feature request: change login url, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thing is, Wordfence will probably do this way better than the few half-baked plugins out…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to feature request: change login url, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    A number of participants here have been asking for this for a while. Don't hold…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Rate Limiting, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I did a lot of experimenting. For me, setting everything to "Block" works well, I…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Country Blocking, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Because the database is not perfect. I've used country blocking for years, love it, but…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Hidden? Login Issues, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Access through a different IP, all your unblocking stuff should be on the Wordfence/Blocking page…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Rate Limiting, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    11why, yeah, cut your raw server traffic metrics in half for rough idea of "real…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Worwordfence generating huge amount of 503 errors, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Fatimajesus, I'm a successful pro blogger and can share a couple of observations. I…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Caching breaking site?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Wow Caleb, that's an amazing catch on that Wordfence "Hide version" option. That explains some…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to User with admin name, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hello, sorry to hear that. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of ways your WordPress…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to New kind of recent attacks on wordpress sites, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Seedy, good stuff, thanks! Fatimajesus, running a good WordPress site is not easy, despite what…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to New kind of recent attacks on wordpress sites, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'd like to reiterate that many bots attack on multiple URLs, so blocking them using…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to New kind of recent attacks on wordpress sites, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Ok, that's interesting. So, from my experience assuming you're not using FVM plugin, Fast Velocity…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to New kind of recent attacks on wordpress sites, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi Fatimajesus, a thousand bad requests a day is normal. It will go up and…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to New kind of recent attacks on wordpress sites, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Take my word for it, country blocking works, is useful. Geeks don't like it, don't…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to New kind of recent attacks on wordpress sites, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Basic. For many of us, bots are about 1/2 website traffic (which is ridiculous, but…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to White screen when loading of admin page, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This mysterious things are often caused by caching. MTN

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Major issue with SiteGround and PHP 7.1, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I took a look at your site, appears you fixed the errors? If so, please…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Crawlers, Non-Existent Page & Block for Accessing a Banned URL, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    P.S., forgive me for stating the obvious, but it should be said that IP numbers…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Crawlers, Non-Existent Page & Block for Accessing a Banned URL, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    In my experience, even if those are really "crawlers" you don't need them. Also, I…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Increase Block Time – Followup, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Webtica, another WF user here. You got my attention, I'm trying to find some WF…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence & Divi Builder, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Sorry, I thought you were notifying us about something we might want to avoid using.…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to HostGator blocked my website because of Wordfence, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I've been on everything from Media Temple, to Blue Host, to GoDaddy, as well as…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to HostGator blocked my website because of Wordfence, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Apologies for conflating everything under the term "bandwidth." From day to day, I include CPU…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Wordfence & Divi Builder, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Good to know. MTN

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Strange traffic. Who knows what it is?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    You ask what might be going on? Some of that sounds like typical bot behavior.…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to HostGator blocked my website because of Wordfence, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I have decades of experience in exactly what you are posting about... Hosting a WordPress…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to WordFence code execution protection blocks images, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Assuming you don't have a gallery plugin that could be misbehaving, perhaps your host has…

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, Feature Request — Delete Files After WordPress Update, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Please offer option to “Delete Selected Core Files a…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to false alarm – WordPress core file modified: wp-config-sample.php, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    On a related note, I've seen some malicious bot traffic that attempts to hit wp-config-sample.php,…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to WordFence code execution protection blocks images, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Check and make sure you don't have any code in /uploads and subfolders that needs…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Strange search in live traffic, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    In theory, Wordfence will only perform URL blocks on URLs that do not exist on…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Strange search in live traffic, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Those URLS are probes from criminals testing your website for vulnerabilities. They are simply bots…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Help blocking spam user signups, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    We'll, firstly, holocrossing.com doesn't exist. Suggestion, first step with this sort of thing when you…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to error 503 after making a post, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Not every plugin is for everyone... security plugins as complex as Wordfence require quite a…

    3 months ago