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User Guide Htaccess Plugin

Htaccess

User Guide

 

Htaccess

1.8.2 *

WordPress

5.5.1 *

*When using other versions some differences are possible to occur

** Screenshots were taken from a PC

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Settings

2.1. Directives Order

2.2. Allow from

2.3. Deny from

2.4. Disable Access to xmlrpc.php

2.5. Hotlinking Protection

2.6. Allow Hotlinking For

3. Miscellaneous Settings

3.1. Track Usage

3.2. Default Settings

4. License Key

4.1. Htaccess Pro License

4.2. Check License Key

4.3. Manage License Settings

5. Htaccess Editor

5.1. .htaccess

5.2. Create htaccess-backup.txt

You can download Htaccess Plugin here:

https://bestwebsoft.com/products/wordpress/plugins/htaccess/

1. Introduction

Note: Сlick the “Save Changes” button in order to apply any changes.

1.1. Open your WordPress Admin Dashboard and find the menu on the left.

1.2. Open the ”Htaccess” > “Htaccess” page.

2. Settings

Use the options of the “Settings” page to make the global settings for the plugin.

Note: Making changes to .htaccess file can crash your website. Double check all changes before saving them and read our FAQ.

2.1. Directives Order

Use the ”Directives Order” option to choose in order detectives “Allow, Deny” and “Deny, Allow” will be.

Note: If after adding a test value to deny/ allow directives your website crashed - just delete everything from .htaccess file before block  “# BEGIN WordPress” manually from the root directory of your website.

2.1.1. Choose “Allow, Deny” to set the deny for default mode. You optionally specify “Allow” rules.

Note: The process will be lead as follows:

Rule Allow

      list of Allow rules

Except

      list of Deny rules

Policy Deny (when no rule fired)

2.1.2.  Choose “Deny, Allow” to set the allow for default mode. You optionally specify “Deny” rules.

Note: The process will be lead as follows:

Rule Deny

     list of Deny rules

Except

     list of Allow rules

Policy Allow (when no rule fired)

2.2. Allow from

Use the ”Allow from” option to enter an IP address in order to control which hosts can access an area of the server.

2.2.1. Enter the necessary IP to add to the allow list.

2.2.2. Click the “Add IP address” button to add the entered IP to the Allow directive.

2.2.3. To delete the IP address from the Allow directive click the “Trash” button.

2.3. Deny from

Use the ”Deny from” option to enter an IP address in order to control which hosts are denied access to the server.

2.3.1. Enter the necessary IP to add to the deny list.

2.3.2. Click the “Add IP address” button to add the entered IP to the Deny directive.

2.3.3. To delete the IP address from the Deny directive click the “Trash” button.

2.4. Disable Access to xmlrpc.php

Enable the ”Disable Access to xmlrpc.php” option to disable xmlrpc.php directory scanning which will prevent the site working on the maximum capacity. To prevent remote-publishing which will strengthen the website’s security.

2.4.1. Choose “Deny Access” to set the XML_RPC publishing protocols denied access.

2.4.2. Choose the “Redirect to the main page” to set the all XML_RPC publishing protocols directing to the main page.

2.5. Hotlinking Protection

Enable the ”Hotlinking Protection” option to disable the direct linking to files from the website.

2.6. Allow Hotlinking For

Use the ”Allow Hotlinking for'' option to enter the hosts that will be allowed access to media files. Enter the necessary value into option field.

3. Miscellaneous Settings

Use the options of the “Miscellaneous Settings” tab to make the settings regarding the track usage and default settings.

3.1. Track Usage

Enable the “Track Usage” option to allow tracking plugin usage anonymously.

3.2. Default Settings

Click the “Restore settings” button to reset all the settings made previously and revert them to the default ones.

3.2.1. Click “Yes, restore all settings” button to confirm the procedure.

4. License Key

Use the “License Key” tab to activate or check the Pro plugin license.

4.1. Htaccess Pro License

After a successful plugin purchase, you will receive an email notification with a download link and a license key. Activate Pro license by pasting a license key into the “Htaccess Pro License” field and clicking the “Save Changes” button.

4.2. Check License Key

To check the license key, click the “Check license key” button. If the entered key is correct, the notification “The license key is valid. Your license will expire on XXXX-XX-XX will be displayed in the upper left corner of the page.

4.3. Manage License Settings

Use the “Manage License Settings option to change your license settings. Click the “Login to Client Area button to open your personal Client Area dashboard found on the https://bestwebsoft.com/ website. Browse and download purchased products, change the license domain and copy the license keys.

5. Htaccess Editor

Use the “Htaccess Editor” page to add htaccess code and create a backup.

5.1. .htaccess

Use the “.htaccess” option in order to copy different parts of htaccess code or to modify it.

5.2. Create htaccess-backup.txt

Enable the “Create htaccess-backup.txt” option to create the backup file.

 

5.2.1. Click one of the buttons either to save changes or to restore .htaccess to backup.

Thank you!

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