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"Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public"

The following messages is at the top of my dashboard:

Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public
To correct this issue, move the .htaccess file from wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager to


Looking for someone to solve it.

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Oscar Bravo | 07/22/10 at 11:02pm Edit


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    07/22/10
    11:10pm
    Pippin Williamson says:

    the .htaccess file needs to be in your root wordpress folder, so in the same folder as "wp-content".

    IF you need more help, contact me at pippin@pippinspages.com

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    07/23/10
    12:10am
    Nile Flores says:

    You only need 1 htaccess file in your root and none in your wp-content. (for those in cPanel - within your public_html folder... for windows/ Plesk.... httpdocs folder). Unfortunately, just moving it will only try to re-write the one already in your main folder.

    You can put all you need for blocking the htaccess to certain folders in that one instance of your .htaccess.

    SO....

    Either log in to your File manager or log onto your account through FTP, and go to your folder wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager

    I would recommend downloading that file and then remove it.

    On your own computer, copy the information inside and then insert it into your existing .htaccess file in your public_html folder (or cooresponding folder for whatever type of hosting you have.)

    To kind of give you an idea of how to secure the folder... in case that is needed, check out:

    http://wpaddict.net/how-to-secure-your-wordpress-blog/

    (How to Secure Your WordPress Blog - aka Hardening your site's security)

    Previous versions of this answer: 07/23/10 at 12:08am | 07/23/10 at 12:08am | 07/23/10 at 12:10am

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    07/23/10
    12:09am
    Oleg Butuzov says:

    createa a .htaccess file
    upload it to you backup directory
    edit contents of this file to

    deny from all



    boom! its hidden now

    Previous versions of this answer: 07/23/10 at 12:09am

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    07/23/10
    1:30am
    Rashad Aliyev says:

    Dear friend that's has got an special .htaccess on his folder.

    Open wp-content/backup-db Folder,

    The script will automatically create a folder called backup-db in the wp-content folder if that folder is writable. If it is not created, please create it and CHMOD it to 777


    get .htaccess file from Folder: wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager

    to Folder: wp-content/backup-db

    that's all.

    If you still need help then I'm here..

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    07/23/10
    12:34am
    Oscar Bravo says:

    It didn't work.

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    07/23/10
    12:34am
    Oscar Bravo says:

    It didn't work.

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    07/23/10
    1:09am
    Nile Flores says:

    Hmm... I looked this up... Might want to have a look and see if this might help.

    http://www.zimbio.com/WordPress/articles/DXYuHAjZore/Fix+Wordpress+backup+folder+MIGHT+visible

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    07/23/10
    1:29am
    Oscar Bravo says:

    Thanks for solving the problem.

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    07/23/10
    1:30am
    Rashad Aliyev says:

    I'm glad to help you.

    Mission completed.

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