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All In One WP Security And Firewall Settings  helps you setup the following options general settings, .htaccess file, import/ export and much more.

Last Updated: June 4, 2018

Latest News: I have updated the information below.

All In One WP Security And Firewall Settings

Step 1 ) Go to WP Security -> Settings  to set up the following options.

  • General Settings
  • .htaccess File
  • wp-config.php File
  • WP Version Info
  • Import/Export
  • Advanced Settings


Step 2 ) Go to WP Security -> Settings -> General Settings  to set up the following options.

  • Backup your database
  • Backup .htaccess file
  • Backup wp-config.php file

Important: It is important to backup the above files when you install the plugin. They are very important files for the functionality of your website. If they become corrupted you will loose access to your admin site and your website might crash as well.

Step 2-a ) In some case when you enable some security and firewall settings, they can corrupt your site, block you from having access to your site and clash with other plugins.  This will allow you to reduce this by disabling the following options.


Step 2-b ) The following image Debug Settings allows you to control enabling or disabling the log files.

Note: This new feature controls the following log files wp-security-log.txt and wp-security-log-cron-job.txt. Found in the following folder /plugins/all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall/logs/.

To view these log files go to WP Security -> Dashboard -> AIOWPS Logs.


Step 3 ) The following section WP Security -> Settings ->.htaccess File, allows you to implement the following options.

  • Backup .htaccess file
  • Restore .htaccess file

Step 4 ) The following section  WP Security -> Settings -> wp-config.php File, allows you to implement the following options.

  • Backup wp-config.php file
  • Restore wp-config.php file

Step 5 ) The following image WP Meta Info allows you to set up the following option.

  • WP Generator Meta Info and gain 5 point score towards your security meter. (Basic Security Level)


Import / Export

Step 6 ) The following image Import/Export allows to implement the following options.

Note: The import process works in the following manner. If you change or loose your settings then you can import the settings you exported earlier. However if you see the following message Import AIOWPS settings from file operation failed!, that means there is no changes in the plugin settings and the import is not needed.  

Import / Export Options

  • Export AIOWPS Settings
  • Import AIOWPS Settings


Step 7 ) The following image allows you to export your settings and import your settings into another website. This saves you a lot of time if you are going to implement the same settings on many websites.

  • Copy/Paste Import Data


Step 7 ) The following image Advanced Settings allows to set up the following options.

Note: In most cases the default settings will work just fine. Only make changes here if you are using proxies, load-balancers, CloudFlare and you know what you are doing.

Information: If you need to customize the rules in this feature using Custom Rules tab, read the following forum post. Someone posted a solution that might assist you.

Advanced Settings

  • REMOTE_ADDR = Default setting.
  • Click on Save Settings button when you are finished.


Click on the following link User Accounts to continue configuring the plugins settings.

If you have any questions please let me know.


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Manuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

  2 Responses to “All In One WP Security And Firewall Settings”

  1. hi, when i activated “rename page of login” on wp-admin/admin.php?page=aiowpsec_brute_force&tab=tab1 , i get 500 error (site works ok, but return 500 error. when i deactivated NEWPAGE_LOGIN, its all ok.
    whats problem? =)

    • Hi, if you activated the Rename Login Page feature you need to enter the following to log into your site. You cannot use /wp-login.php or /wp-admin.php any more. Is this what you are referring too?


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