Somehow my WordPress got Protected Without my Permission

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  • #1236508

    Basically I tried Logging into my Blog and it won’t let me in. It says that it is Protected. I even used my right Login information and password.

    But when I access Support, I can get onto my Blog and the Dashboard, but it won’t let me look at my Stats bar: the thing that lets me see how many people have viewed my Blog and where. It keeps taking me back to the Protected Page.

    I even went on my Dashboard to see if I can make it public again (and I never touched it to begin with) and I selected public and it is still giving me sending me to the Protected Page when I try to Log In normally or view my stats.

    Does anyone hear know how to fix this issue? Or is it WordPress having a tech hiccup?

    Frustrated,
    Matthew K.

    The blog I need help with is matthewkirshenblatt.wordpress.com.

    #1236637

    ben40moore
    Member

    I am having exactly the same problem with my blog

    https://www.beanmimo.wordpress.com/

    #1236676

    It seems we are both in good company then. My mutual condolences.

    #1236696

    ben40moore
    Member

    I feel a little better that someone else had the same problem, I was beginning to think i had done something amiss!

    Once I realised I cleared history and cookies but it made no difference.

    You mentioned a Public button, which page on the settings is that?

    #1236704

    I sent this issue to Automattic.com/security: because I would say this is a security issue given that our Blogs have been Protected without us selecting them as such. Hopefully this matter can be be dealt with.

    #1236714

    ben40moore
    Member

    Please let me know if they get back to you outside of this thread, I am always anxious to keep a track of my stats as I expect you are as well.

    Thanks

    #1236797

    macmanx
    Staff

    This is all fixed up now, sorry about that!

    #1236800

    ben40moore
    Member

    Thanks!

    #1236804

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #1236874

    Hey, macmanx. Thank you for the fix. I appreciate it. :)

    #1236875

    carinaragno
    Member

    same thing happened to me, suddenly was blocked from dashboard while i was logged in, had to change password AGAIN. when logged back on was working. i do have the two step authentication in place and this still happened. one thing about password recovery is all they have to do is know your email to hack which is displayed any time you comment :( it is not kept private for security.

    #1236876

    glasscherbe
    Member

    I had the same problem, now it’s resolved. Thanks @macmanx

    #1236885

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    carinaragno, this wasn’t a hack. It was a minor change on our end which unfortunately did something rather major instead.

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