FYI to plugin developers
Hey all you plugin developers – and aspiring ones – I have a bit of an FYI for you when it comes to the naming of your files.
A bit of backstory to this – recently when I installed a set of bbPress powered forums on a new site I would suddenly find myself unable to connect to the site – both the blog and the forums. I was lucky that the many times this happened my host provider (and a good friend) was able to find out what happened to lock me out. It turned out that for some reason my IP was triggering the data center (where the hosting service is located) firewall and locking me out.
The question was – what was causing the trigger to be hit?
Now of course this might just be a one off problem that will never actually happen to other users of these plugins (after all the engineers at the data center might be overly anal when it comes to their firewall rules ) but if you use them and you suddenly get emails saying that your members can’t access the blog or forums this might just be the cause. Better to be forewarned than to be pulling your hair out trying to figure out what the problem is.
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