I let the defender plugin change the database prefix from wp_ to something more cryptic and my site went down. I edited the wp-config file to reflect the prefix change and the site came right back. Maybe that is how the plugin is supposed to work...
I let the Defender plugin create htaccess files as per it's suggestion, and my dsIDX plugin image slideshow and comment form stopped working. I get a juicebox error on the slideshow and a error sending contact us form error when pressing the submit button for the contact us form. I checked with the plugin vendor and they noticed that "something" was blocking access to their client_area.php file. As soon as I disabled the htaccess file that defender added to the wp-content folder, the IDX plugin started working again.
I would like to re-enable the htaccess file in the wp-content folder and was wondering what you would suggest I add to the htaccess file to allow the IDX plugin php file access.
Also, disabling and deleting the defender plugin does not revert the site to it's previous state or render the files and database changes inactive - use this plugin with caution and make sure you have a backup! SOP