Global Protection – WordPress Plugin Activation

  WEDOS Global

This article addresses the activation of the WEDOS Global Protection WordPress plugin. For more information on how WGP protects the WordPress content management system, see the article Global Protection – Protecting WordPress Websites.

In this article, you will learn:

WEDOS Global Protection WordPress Plugin

The WEDOS Global Protection WordPress plugin serves primarily to facilitate domain management in this system – instead of the WGP administration panel, you manage everything in the administration of your WordPress website.

By activating WEDOS Global Protection via the WordPress plugin, you also get the Advanced plan with a trial period of up to 180 days instead of the usual 15.

Plugin Installation

You can install the WEDOS Global Protection plugin like any other WordPress plugin. You can perform a normal installation directly from the editorial system interface by following these steps:

  1. Log into your WordPress administration panel.
  2. In the left menu, select Plugins Add New Plugin.
  3. Search for the WEDOS Global keywords.
  4. On the WEDOS Global (CDN Cache & Security) card, click the Install button, followed by the Activate button.
WEDOS Global (CDN Cache & Security) Plugin
WEDOS Global (CDN Cache & Security) Plugin

Activate WEDOS Global

Before activating the plugin, we recommend setting the WEDOS DNS servers (NSSET) for the domain well in advance.

To take advantage of the WEDOS Global system, do the following:

Register/Login

If you have the plugin installed, register or log into the WEDOS Global interface. Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress administration panel.
  2. In the left menu, select WEDOS Global.
  3. Click the Register or Login button.

This step will redirect you to login.wedos.com. Create a new customer account (if you don’t have one yet) or log in. Once the registration/login is complete, the remote application authorization page will appear. On this page:

  1. Enter the verification code sent to your WordPress admin email.
  2. Confirm the domain location and click the Authorize button.
WEDOS WordPress plugin authorization
WordPress plugin authorization

Adding the Domain

If you have set WEDOS DNS servers (NSSET) for the domain at least 48 hours before activating the plugin, the domain should be added automatically. The process includes:

  • Domain verification
  • Generating a TLS certificate for encrypted data transfer
  • Setting records on WEDOS DNS and target IPs in the Global service

The administration may request your consent to set DNS records. Click on the link Use this link to give consent with automatic DNS setting of your domain domain.tld, or set the corresponding DNS records manually according to the instructions DNS – Domain Records.

Once the system detects the correct settings, it will complete the domain addition process.

Success adding the domain to the WEDOS Global plugin
Success adding the domain to the WEDOS Global plugin

Cancel WEDOS Global Protection

To remove the plugin again and cancel the WEDOS Global Protection service, follow these steps:

  1. In the plugin’s menu in your WordPress administration, deactivate the WEDOS Global Protection plugin and then uninstall it.
  2. Remove the domain from the WEDOS Global system according to the instructions Global – Remove Domain.

Common Issues

Common issues with plugin installation and activation include:

Issue: The DNS setting screen doesn’t have the link Use this link to give consent with automatic DNS setting of your domain domain.tld.

Cause: Consent has previously been granted, but the DNS or domain settings in WEDOS Global have changed (including removing the domain from the system).

Solution: Set up the necessary DNS records manually or direct them to the WEDOS Global service according to this guide.

DNS Settings

Issue: There is too much information on the DNS settings page, I have no idea what to do with it.

Cause: The WEDOS Global system adds one extra node to the regular DNS scheme – a proxy server. You direct the domain to it instead of a web server, and only this server knows where (on which target IP address) to find the actual web server.

You can find more detailed information about how DNS works within the WEDOS Global system in the article Global – DNS and Target IPs.

Solution: In the DNS setting step, enable automatic setting by the Global service, or direct it automatically according to this guide.

If you are setting DNS manually, make sure that you have DNS records set for the domain from the table to direct the domain to our proxy servers:

The other table containing the domain’s DNS records from before the WEDOS Global service was set up represents the data detected by the domain’s DNS scan. The system sets the IP addresses found in the records of the main domain and unspecified subdomains (*.domain.tld) as target IP addresses.

In this table, check whether the data is correct. If you find an error, correct it as soon as possible after completing the domain activation according to the article Global – DNS and Target IPs.

Stuck Activation Process

Issue: The automatic setup part (certificate generation, domain verification, etc.) takes a suspiciously long time (more than a few minutes).

Cause: Mostly it is a non-specific error of the system or part of it.

Solution: Contact support via the form. Include the domain name and a description of the error, or attach a screenshot.

Remote App Authorization Error

Issue: Po přihlášení do administrace se zobrazuje chyba: Failed to start verification of your WordPress site. Return to WordPress admin panel and authorize again.

WEDOS Remote app authorization error
Remote app authorization error

Cause: The error may be caused by problematic code in the .htaccess file of the WordPress site.

Solution: If the error persists even after another attempt to register the plugin, connect to FTP (WebFTP is enough), go to the folder containing WordPress files (index.php, wp-config.php and others) and open (edit) the .htaccess file. Find all occurrences of the code: RewriteRule .* – [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}] and add the # character to the beginning of the line. This will disable the problematic code without deleting it.

FAQ

Question: Can I use the plugin for an account with a different email address than the one I use to log into the WEDOS customer administration?
Answer: Yes, use the WEDOS administration login email to log in, an email with a verification code will be sent to the address of the WordPress administrator.

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