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WordPress Website Maintenance – WordPress Maintenance Mode | BulletProof Security Plugin

9 Comments RSS Site Feed Author: AITpro Admin
Published: April 9, 2011
Updated: January 23, 2014

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Categories: BulletProof Security Plugin Support

9 Comments to “WordPress Website Maintenance – WordPress Maintenance Mode | BulletProof Security Plugin”

  1. jj says:

    after going into maint mode, i’m able to access the wp dashboard by the other admins are not. i’ve added the RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^99\.44\.33\.200$ modified for the proper ip addresses to the maintenance .htaccess file and updated it, but they are still unable to access the dashboard, they get the under construction screen. Is there something else i need to modify? my host server is running CGI

    • AITpro Admin says:

      Each person / computer is going to have a different IP Address. IP addresses are automatically assigned to computers by the person’s ISP. What you can do is have them tell you what their IP addresses are by getting it from the Website Under Maintenance page. Each person will have their own IP address displayed to them. You can have them tell you what their IP addresses are and then add those additional IP addresses in the maintenance .htaccess file. IP addresses change whenever you disconnect from the Internet. So if you reboot your computer then you will get a different IP address from your ISP.

      RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^88\.55\.66\.200$
      RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^66\.100\.45\.14$
      RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^10\.200\.33\.150$
      etc, etc, etc
  2. David says:


    i have a problem when i activate the maintenance mode. It works for me but for other it’s an error 500 internal error.
    I follow all the tuto but nothing works and i can’t resolve the problem.
    My host is 1&1.

    Thanks for your help.


    • AITpro Admin says:

      If visitors are seeing a 500 error this means that the maintenance .htaccess file was not created correctly or has an invalid entry in it. Go through all of the steps again and recreate a new maintenance .htaccess file and activate it. If your SAPI type is DSO in System Info and not CGI then you may not be able to use Maintenance Mode.

  3. Ken says:

    I’ve followed the instructions for maintenance mode, and can’t preview the form – I’m told “You don’t have permission to access /wp-content/plugins/bulletproof-security/admin/htaccess/bp-maintenance.php on this server.”

    Maintenance mode can be activated, however it does not use the form that I’ve saved, but apparently some default settings. Note: when I saved the form, there was a “success” message saying that I could now preview the form.

    Any ideas? — Thanks.

    • AITpro Admin says:

      I think you probably just need to refresh your browser. there is a lag between when the php script writes your .htaccess file that protects this folder.

      If that is not the problem then check your folder permissions to make sure they are correct. Yep if the form is not allowing you to write to it or the folder that the bp-maintenance.php file is in then you will not see any of your form settings because the write failed because of some sort of permissions problem on your site.

      Save Form Settings – saves the form settings to your WP DB.
      Create Form – creates a new form page by writing your form settings to the bp-maintenance.php file. This basically creates a new file.
      Preview Form – allows you to view a form the you have Created.

  4. redtank says:

    I activated maintenance mode, but do not know how to log back in. You say to modify the .htaccess file and add my IP address. Can you explain where I need to add this?


    • AITpro Admin says:

      You would either use FTP or your Web Host Control Panel and edit the .htaccess file in your website’s root folder. Or if you want to an even easier way to get back in then delete the .htaccess file in your website root folder.

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