Check wp-config.php

The bottom of the standard wp-config.php file looks like this:

The single most common reason WPf2b doesn't work as expected is that the define() statements are added too late in wp-config.php.

They absolutely must be added before the line that says:

Check the documentation (again!)
Check the “Last 5 Messages” Widget
Check what’s actually being logged

Getting Support


Support on has been discontinued; it has been replaced with a dedicated forum.


You can also get support via email; please use the "Contact Us" form from within WP fail2ban - it automatically includes lots of useful information about the site that saves a lot of time!