We’ve decided the custom htaccess provided with Blog Defender is not as beneficial to the majority of our users as we had hoped.
There are simply too many iterations of hosts, servers, plugins and themes to run a safe script that works for everyone and if it can’t work everyone then it’s not useful to us.
The security plugins provided throughout the Blog Defender course are more than capable of providing your site with all the protection they need. The htaccess was our ‘belt & braces’ and we feel it’s no longer necessary.
In order to ensure that your sites continue to run as smoothly you’ll need to reset your htaccess back to the WordPress default. I’ve created a short video below showing you exactly how to do this on your sites.
Here’s the link to find the default WordPress htaccess as desicribed in the video http://codex.wordpress.org/htaccess
In addition to this change I’ve made some changes to the zip download in Blog Defender so that we’re not distributing out of date plugins, I’ve replace all the zips with shortcuts to the product download pages instead.
I hope you’re enjoying the Blog Defender course and that it’s keeping your sites safe and secure.