Hi, sorry for getting back late to you on this as it was weekend. Good to know that you were able to solve the 1st issue. Regarding 2nd query, HMWP IDS detects malicious requests coming to your site and notify you about it. But all these requests might not be harmful and you need not worry as HMWP IDS will take care of this and will block the malicious requests if Impact level is more than 20 (default value specified in HMWP IDS). You can stop receiving emails regarding this by setting “Notification Threshold” option to 0 in IDS Firewall tab.
Note: If in case, valid request is also listed as intrusion then hover over that request name and click on Exclude link to add it to exception list.
Thank you, Suman. I guess sir the issue that bothers me most is that I have only had this tool on for less than a day and it’s gotten hundred plus hit against the site. This is far worse that the Akismet Spam tool that catches bad posts. I am just amazed and how bad this hits are and wonder why all of a sudden my site is being targeted so heavily.