WordPress Development Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for WordPress developers and administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

i have a self hosted wordpress install on a server in a virtbox at home.
i was trying out plugins from the wordpress.org site, and after enabling some securtiy plugins, i found i couldnt access the wp-login.php page anymore.
i get a function of one of the plugins telling me the site is forbidden and doesnt exist.
the problem is, i am not exactly sure which plugin did this.
i dont have a login link on the front end of the page also.
the plugins i have installed are bulletproof security, lockdown wp-admin, ultimate security checker, and wp security scan.
the install is on an ubuntu server with no GUI, host is mac osx, but i can access it from the network.
if i just delete the plugins from the wordpress directory, will that work?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Assuming you have shell access to the server (which is sounds like you do), rename the wp-content/plugins directory to something else (I often just stick an x in front) and see if you can get into your site. Then create a new plugins directory and move the plugins one at a time from xplugins/ to plugins/. You'll soon know who the culprit is.

share|improve this answer
worked great, i was worried about the settings staying the same which is why i didnt delete. I am glad that i didnt – fightermagethief Apr 4 '11 at 4:13

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.