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Yesterday I logged onto my site and found that when I log in as an admin I get a 404 error as seen below:

404 Error

I have done a bit of research and uploaded a backup, modified my .htaccess file to below:

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
</IfModule>

# END WordPress

but to no avail.

Trying to access anything that is /wp-admin/ results in a 404 inclusive of the wp-stats image as seen in the picture.

I have downloaded a new version of Wordpress and uploaded it's wp-admin folder.

Aside from the above error, the site works fine.

EDIT

SHH Error log:

[Fri Apr 13 10:21:47 2012] [error] [client {redacted}] Premature end of script headers: index.php, referer: http://dailywealthreport.com.au/wp-login.php
[Fri Apr 13 10:21:50 2012] [error] [client {redacted}] Premature end of script headers: admin.php, referer: http://dailywealthreport.com.au/wp-admin/
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One possible reason is that the /wp-admin has been reset to something else, for security reasons. The WP Better Security plugin can do this. I know, because I have in the past turned on a bunch of this plugin's options, without thinking too much about it, including the one that re-writes the /wp-admin URL so you need to go to /admin. -- And then I forgot about it too, which was frustrating!

Try moving all the plugins out of wp-content/plugins (to turn them off temporarily), then see if it works normally. Then, you can selectively re-turn-on the plugins and see what's going on.

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That does work, but the plugin that sorts out my logging in has horrendous support for the price I am paying for it, and on top of that the code is hashed, so I can't trying and find out the problem there. Do you know of a ways to try and sort it out via WP? –  Joshua Apr 12 '12 at 23:54
    
"To try and sort it out via WP?" -- Can you clarify what you're wanting? –  Chris Burbridge Apr 13 '12 at 0:06
    
added some more info as to the error that is actually coming up according to the log. I am looking for a way to sort out what is going on independent of the plugin. –  Joshua Apr 13 '12 at 0:41
    
As listed in the OP, I have been googling the answer hence my posting up here for more solutions. –  Joshua Apr 13 '12 at 2:45
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