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Install Quick Start - For non-WordPress websites or repairing non accessible WordPress site
BitFire is compatible with other security plugins and can run in always on mode with other WordPress security plugins.
This is NOT a recommended operating mode but is supported.
To run both plugins in always-on mode (Optimized mode for WordFence) you must add the additional plugin startup
script to BitFire config.ini "auto_prepend_file". For WordFence this would be adding the line
auto_prepend_file = '/wordfence-waf.php' to your wp-content/plugins/bitfire/config.ini file.
Some hosting providers implement restrictions on that prevent enabling Always-On
Some hosting providers (WPEngine as an example) will not allow normal admin pages to edit the bootstrap process. To bypass this restriction, BitFire will enable "always-on" protection if the plugin is disabled and then re-enabled within 60 seconds. The plugin deactivate and reactive process will tell BitFire to enable Always-On functionality during the activation step which these hosting providers do allow.
BitFire standalone is an excellent choice if you are unable to access your WordPress admin panel or if you are Installing outside of a WordPress environment. For normal WordPress users, installing from the WordPress Plugin Repo is best.
If you are unable to login the standalone BitFire dashboard, you can reset the admin password by editing the config.ini file in your bitfire directory and setting the password="" entry to the cleartext password you would like to use. BitFire will encrypt this password for you on first use and save it back to the config.ini file.
The config.ini is not readable by default to prevent the file from being downloaded. Y ou can update the file permissions in your favorite file editor to read-write for config.ini to edit the file. If you are unable to manually update permissions, you can use the bottom of the settings page to make config.ini readable.
If you are still unable to edit the config.ini file and unable to login, you can force a password reset.
Create a new file with a single line of your new password in your root web server directory
(WordPress root directory) named "bitfire.recovery.
To allow a bot, navigate to your BitFire dashboard and go to "Bot Controls" Bots are listed in most recently seen order. If you can't find the bot you are looking for, try switching to "known bots" toggle. Once you have found the bot, use the red dots icon on the right to select how you would like to handle the bot (authenticated ip, any ip, no ip)
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