Wordpress Droplet 20.04 issue with fail2ban plugin obsolete filters

Hi I am using the wordpress droplet on ubuntu 20.04.The Wp-fail2ban plugin updated to version 5.0 and I get issues about obsolete filters

  • wordpress-hard.conf is obsolete (version

  • wordpress-soft.conf is obsolete (version

  • wordpress-extra.conf is obsolete (version You should update your fail2ban filters as soon as possible.

How can I update?

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I found the answer: To update the filters you have to download them from the directory and move them to the filter directory of fail2ban.

$ wget
$ wget
$ wget
$ sudo mv wordpress-*.conf /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/

I found this solution in this german blog post

The docs I found addressing this issue are here: Gotta read them carefully as they aren’t the most beginner-friendly.

But the Site Health warning doesn’t go away even after following the instructions and updating the 3 conf files, similar to @Red de Leon’s previous comment.

Anyone got any solves?

I’m having the same problem using the one-click WordPress installer and even after updating the three conf files to the current 2023 versions from SVN, it’s still saying that the filters are outdated.

I also noticed that when I SSH in using the web console, there is a readme that says fail2ban is installed in mu-plugins, but it’s not installed there. It’s in the regular plugins directory.

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