WordPress: Blank page with only one word : “error”

By | November 14, 2013

So you were happily using your WordPress website (certainly using the login interface, or trying to test some URL) and now all you’ve got is a blank page with a word : “error”.

I’m sure you want to panic and cry but don’t. There’s certainly a solution!

I’m pretty sure you’re using the “Better WP Security” plugin and didn’t really look at it in details.
Well here are some facts:

  • By default, if in a period of 5 minutes you try 5 times to connect from the same host and fail you’ll be “blocked” for 15 minutes
  • By default, if in a period of 5 minutes you try 10 times to connect as the same user and fail you’ll be “blocked” for 15 minutes
  • By default, if in a period of 5 minutes you try 20 times to get an invalid page (Error 404) you’ll be “blocked” for 15 minutes

Note that by default you’ll be banned definitely if you get “blocked” 3 times for the same action (login or 404)

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