Exclude mu-plugins folder from being checked by AutoRestore

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  • #20264

    Vamsi
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    Hi –

    First of all, Thank You for creating a wonderful plugin. So glad I purchased it.

    I have a Single site WP installation on a Apache server (LINUX OS) on GoDaddy VPS hosting.

    I have the appointments+ installed on the site and have some custom code related to that plugin installed in the mu-plugins folder based on guidance I received from the plugin developer.  File Location: https://psychdo.co/wp-content/mu-plugins/myCustomCode.php

    This file is being blocked by AIT-pro every few minutes. The code in that file is key for a smooth running of the site. Can you please tell me how to configure AIT-pro to allow this file to be in that location and not quarantine the file every few minutes?

    I really really appreciate your help. This is the last issue holding us from going live.

    Thanks
    Vamsi

    #20268

    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    You would create a folder exclude rule for the mu-plugins folder so that AutoRestore no longer checks the mu-plugins folder.  See this video tutorial for how to create an AutoRestore folder exclude rule:  http://forum.ait-pro.com/video-tutorials/#autorestore-quarantine

    #20272

    Vamsi
    Participant

    Thank you!!!

    That was amazing. I can now support all the custom behavior that I was hoping I will be able to support.

    Thanks
    Vamsi

    #30511

    armintz
    Participant

    [Topic has been merged into this relevant Topic]
    hi, my site is with WPengine hosting. i noticed that out of the blue today (I was not making any changes to my site) that dozens of files are going to quarantine. they are all in this directory:

    /wp-content/mu-plugins/wpengine-common/

    WPengine support said “mu-plugins” is one of their internal plugins and that it’s secure (though they didn’t manually look at my site/files). any insight?

    site: http://tinyurl.com/palba4x
    screenshot: https://s31.postimg.org/lqknb2mob/Screen_Shot_2016_08_04_at_5_07_35_PM.png

    thank you

    #30513

    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    @ armintz – Create an AutoRestore wp-content folder exclude rule for the mu-plugins wp-content folder.

    http://forum.ait-pro.com/forums/topic/autorestore-quarantine-guide-read-me-first/#autorestore-exclude-rules

    Issue|Problem:
    • Files in a wp-content folder are being quarantined. For this example I will use the /wp-content/managewp/ wp-content folder.

    Solution:
    Do these steps below to create an AutoRestore wp-content folder exclude rule for the managewp wp-content folder. Note: This example is using the managewp folder for the example. If files are being quarantined from a different wp-content folder name then use that folder name for your AutoRestore wp-content folder exclude rule.

    1. Go to the AutoRestore page and turn Off AutoRestore.
    2. Go to the Quarantine page and restore the managewp files that were quarantined.
    3. Go back to AutoRestore > click on the Exclude wp-content Folders tab page > type or copy and paste the name of the managewp wp-content folder: managewp
    4. Click the Save Folder Exclude Rules button.
    5. Turn AutoRestore back on.

    #30514

    armintz
    Participant

    thank you for your response. is it safe to exclude this folder?

    #30515

    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    @ armintz – Yep, it is safe to exclude the mu-plugins folder.  I have never seen a hacker file in that folder because it would be displayed in your plugins list on your Plugins page and give a hacker away.

    #30518

    armintz
    Participant

    thank you!

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