WordFence blocks me myself • WordPress Help

Wordfence is a fantastic security plugin, so much so that sometimes it goes away and may block you yourself or all access to your own website because of very restrictive configurations.

Something that many of you will have verified that happened here a few hours ago, so let's take the opportunity to explain why this happens and, everything, how to solve it if necessary.

Wordfence, among its multiple configurations, has a complete Firewall system with which to limit IPs, block false search engine robots and contain attacks from suspicious servers

The bad thing is when you have a web with many accesses from the same IP, because Wordfence can identify you, by mistake, as an attack and block your server's own IP which is what happened in WordPress Help a few hours ago oras

Messages like these when you access your website give you the clue, and the solution:

 error access wordpress wordfence

The problem is often because if you have a high traffic website sometimes there are many requests that are made from the same server IP (plugins, scripts, css, etc) and Wordfence blocks the IP, in this case yours

The first obvious solution would be to rename the folder of the Wordfence plugin from FTP to deactivate it but it does not always work. And it does not always work because blocking can also reach the FTP connection . If this is the case, you should use the FTP web utility of your hosting provider and, now, rename the plugin folder, normally ' wordfence ' to deactivate the plugin.

But think that only by re-renaming and activating it the problem is over no. Wordfence will continue to store IP blocking in its database tables, so before we have to perform a previous step .

There is a plugin called Wordfence assistant that is used to These sad matters. So once you have disabled the Wordfence plugin via FTP or Web FTP install and activate the plugin Wordfence assistant and go through its settings page.

Once there you have to press the button called " ] Disable Wordfence Firewall . " Even if Wordfence is inactive, this button cancels the Firewall settings so that when you activate it, it is inactive by default.

 deactivate firewall wordfence

Once you have clicked the button you can now rename the Wordfence plugin to its original name (do it, which for updates is the best) and activate it. Now you should have no problems accessing your WordPress on most occasions.

But that is not always the case. If for any reason you still can not access it, it is still active blocking your IP even if you have disabled the Firewall Wordfence.

If so, deactivate Wordfence again renaming the folder by FTP and move again by the settings page of Wordfence Assistant and press the button labeled " Clear all WordFence locked out IPs, locked out users and advanced blocks ". This deletes the table of IPs blocked by Wordfence .

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Once again, the last one, renames and activates Wordfence. Everything will work and you can access normally. If you want to disable or even delete the plugin Wordfence assistant it is no longer necessary.

You can re-activate the Wordfence Firewall but avoid activating the box causing the problem and reflected in the notice you received when trying to access your website, which may vary depending on your configuration. In my case it was to block bots from fake searchers, but it may be another one in your case.

NOTICE : this publication is two years or more ago. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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from 26 to 28 June in Seville #WCEU

There is already date and place for the event WordCamp Europe 2015 . The place: Sevilla. The date: from June 26 to 28. It's already taking you that weekend!

Keeping the original idea, WordCamp Europe is organized in a different European city every year. It started in the North in Leiden (2013), moved East to Sofia (2014) and in 2015 it comes to the south, to the beautiful Seville where it will be hosted by the great Spanish WordPress community.

The chosen place will be the Barceló Gran Hotel Renacimiento de Sevilla. The planned agenda is as follows:

Conferences : Friday, June 26 / Saturday, June 27
Community Day : Sunday, June 28

Upcoming announcements [19659008] In the next few days the call for speakers and sponsors will be announced. You can get tickets for WordCamp Europe 2015 at the beginning of February. If you wish to be a volunteer, the call will be published at the end of this month.


WordCamp Europe 2015 will be an incredible event for visitors and the local community. All lectures will be in English but Simultaneous translation in Spanish will be provided. And some of the contents of the page will also be translated thanks to our fabulous local organizing team Sevilla.

Stay tuned

Do not forget to subscribe to the news of the official blog and follow @WCEurope on Twitter (or the hashtag #WCEU ), the page of Facebook and the page of Google + to receive updated information on what is happening.

And, of course, also here, in Help WordPress where we will inform you promptly.

NOTICE : This publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Intensive WordPress course in Madrid • WordPress Help

As every two months I will give a practical and intensive course called " Domina WordPress ", addressed to communication professionals and new media, community managers and ] social media strategists .

The course, already in its 5 th edition consists of totally practical sessions, for which it is essential to go with a laptop, in which we will see step by step everything you need to know about WordPress to design, manage and enhance your brand content strategy .

There is little left, and places are limited because of the character eminently practical course are limited to a maximum of 12 students, for a full use of the contents thereof, so run and sign up which are very few.

How to apply the VAT of the country of origin in WooCommerce before the new European regulations • WordPress Help

With the new year 2015 comes into force a new regulations of the European Union, that requires companies to sell digital goods through the Internet to apply the VAT of the buyer's country of origin and not the VAT of the country where the online store has its fiscal residence, which is already known as the Rate Amazon ]

Therefore, in case we have an online store we will have to adapt to the new regulations to avoid an upset in the form of a fine .

Here we will see how to make this configuration in WooCommerce one of the most popular plugins to have an online store in WordPress. The procedure will be as follows:

First of all we will go in the WordPress administration menu to WooCommerce-> Settings . We will enter in this way in the configuration of WooCommerce . Click on the tab Taxes .

In the field Calculate taxes based on select the option " Customer shipping address ". It should be clarified here that this new law says that there will be to apply the VAT of the country of habitual residence of the buyer which does not make it very clear if we have to choose the previous parameter or the option " Customer Billing Address ". I think the shipping address is the best option. We save the changes.


In the field Default client address we can select the default address so that WooCommerce can apply taxes from this address until the client identifies. Choosing the option " Without address " no tax will apply.

Now click on the link Standard Rates shown at the top of this page . Here we can add the different taxes for each of the countries of the European Union. We even have the option to put different taxes per province (for example, for the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla). You just have to press the button Insert row to add the tax for each country.


Once this is done we will have to make sure that we are applying this " Standard Rate " to the products of our store. For this we edit the products. In the section Product information activate the tab General . In the parameter Tax type we will have to select the option " Standard ".


In this way, once the user make the purchase in our online store select a shipping address, taxes will be recalculated automatically to apply the corresponding to this shipping area.

NOTICE : this publication is two years ago years or more If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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How to create buttons easily in WordPress

Almost all current premium themes, let alone the frameworks carry some system of button creation very useful for contact pages, sales, etc. Now, the problem is that you create a dependency on the topic because they are usually generated by shortcodes own of the subject you're using, and that will stop working if you change the subject .

So the best solution is a plugin, which will generate buttons at will, and with the design you specify at every moment, regardless of the theme you use.

One that Forget about shortcode buttons that, once active, is integrated into the WordPress editor and allows to insert any type of fully customized buttons in any entry or page in texts , colors, shapes, shadows, whatever you want.

There is nothing to configure previously, simply where you decide to insert a button you give the icon that adds to the editor's format bar and opens the interface to create it and inserts it . Create the buttons using the latest CSS techniques and you can even add icons Dashicons or FontAwesome .

Is not it clear to you? Well here you have some captures and a video that show it wonderfully, you will see that it has no mystery whatsoever and it is very, very effective and easy to use.

Show full WordPress editor

The WordPress editor has been losing weight in the latest versions, showing fewer and fewer format buttons although in fact if you could have them at your disposal.

WordPress editor, as you may know, is an adapted version of TinyMCE which offers a huge amount of format buttons, which the WordPress development team has been disabling based on the most common uses common users ours.

Now, each user is a world, and unwittingly sometimes we use plugins to expand the WordPress editor without knowing that we can have it by simply modifying its operation

An example of this that I'm telling you is that actually the complete editor TinyMCE is there, you just have to enable it . To get it you have to create a function in your utility plugin or file functions.php and add the following code:

Of course, you do not have to activate all of them, but only those you need or use more . The difference is to move on from this …

Automatically create pages when activating a WordPress theme

Sometimes, when you create a WordPress theme for a client it can be more than interesting that, just activate it, automatically create pages that have a special utility.

Whether they are useful pages for the specific topic (imagine secure payment pages, or catalog of products or whatever is appropriate to the subject) or a page of information about your client, it is often a good idea, and a plus of quality, that when you activate your theme the client sees that he has something else just to use it .

There are many topics that come with custom page templates, but this is one more step, because you can create both, a custom page template and even a full page already with its specialized content .

Also, it's very easy, you just have to create a function in the file functions.php of the subject like the following, you just have to modify the title of the page and its personalized content to your liking :