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wordpress newsletter not working because of disable mod_security?

I am trying to use a newsletter widget but it is not working. I contacted the firm who created the newsletter widget and they told me I need to disable mod_security. I have no clue what that means and they told me I should do this on the hosting server. Does any one know what disable mod_security is? what is the impact of doing this? At this point I am thinking I need to change my newsletter widget.

 

Can you help me please? Thanks

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@startupsinno wrote:
At this point I am thinking I need to change my newsletter widget.


Hey @startupsinno

First let me say welcome to the community! Smiley Happy

 

I hate to say it, but that may be an accurate assessment of the situation. The 'mod_security' function is blocking known spam and malicious scripts within our hosting network. As such, it can't be disabled within our shared environment or Managed WordPress hosting plans.

 

If you have to disable security for your plugin to work, it doesn't sound like a great plugin to be utilizing within your WordPress site. 

 

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