Brute force solution not working

Category: Wordpress

timwaidmann
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2013-04-18 11:22 am EST

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I've tried the htaccess solution with both domain and IP methods but I've had no success in gaining access to my blogs (5 or 6 on our site). Should the .htaccess file go in the home directory of the blog (which is what I've been doing), the wp-admin directory of the blog, or the public_html root of the site? This is very frustrating.

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JacobIMH
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2013-04-18 2:43 pm EST
Hello timwaidmann, and thanks for your question, and sorry for the troubles you've been having.

I apologize for the issues with your websites. I gather that you had followed our guide on how to lock down WordPress admin login with .htaccess based off the rules I'm seeing in your files.

Each .htaccess rule would need to be placed in the installation directory of your WordPress website. So if you installed WordPress in a addon domain example.com/wordpress for instance, the .htaccess rules would be placed in /home/userna5/public_html/example.com/wordpress/.htaccess.

There was a .htaccess referer error published for a short time, where our publishing platform stripped a space from the rules, rendering them incomplete.

I went ahead through all of your websites and corrected that for you. Sorry once again for all the troubles. Please let us know if you still are encountering any issues at all.

- Jacob

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