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Where is the .htaccess file located

Where is the .htaccess file located

Finding and Editing the .htaccess file. At some time during your webmaster career you will come across the “.htaccess” file. Like anything new I had no idea what to do with it – normally by default  the .htaccess file is hidden – so until you unhide the file you will never even know that it […]

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Maintenance page stuck after Update

Maintenance page stuck after Update

Stuck in WordPress Maintenance Mode? I had a strange thing happen the other day with WordPress – as per usual I did updates on my plugins and BOOM – suddenly I was locked out of my WordPress. Basically nothing I did worked – Refreshing the browser still showed the ” Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. […]

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Block XML-RPC Attacks using CSF Firewall

Block XML-RPC Attacks using CSF Firewall

Block XML-RPC Attacks Important: this method seems to be no longer working on latest CSF and CentOS versions. If you decide to proceed it’s not guarantteed that this may stop XML-RCP attacks on your server. There is another server-side method (found at ConfigServer Forums) to block XML-RPC attacks using your server firewall. In this case, we will […]

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How to Disable XML-RPC in WordPress 3.5

How to Disable XML-RPC in WordPress 3.5

Disable XML-RPC in WordPress 3.5 All you have to do is paste the following code in a site-specific plugin or your theme functions file: 1 add_filter(‘xmlrpc_enabled’, ‘__return_false’); Alternatively, you can just install the plugin called Disable XML-RPC. All you have to do is activate it. It does the exact same thing as the code above.

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