All my efforts at "view rendered" are met with "Error: The link you are being redirected to contained some potentially malicious or dangerous code. We recommend you hit the back button and email [my email] to report the link that generated this message.

This is my exploratory effort upon installation.

  • What version of expressionengine, and do you have any 3rd party add-ons installed? May 19, 2017 at 18:07
  • What is throwing the error? Virus scanner? Browser? something else? ExpressionEngine?
    – Jim Wyse
    May 22, 2017 at 14:19
  • Actually, that is in the core_lang.php file, so it must be EE. It is for "redirect_xss_fail".
    – Jim Wyse
    May 22, 2017 at 14:21
  • What does the url you are trying to open look like?
    – Jim Wyse
    May 22, 2017 at 14:26
  • It's the most recent version of EE 3.5.6, and I have no idea what's throwing the error. May 23, 2017 at 13:41

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I had this happen a few weeks ago. I don't remember all the details (of course), but it was an Apache ModSecurity rule being triggered by navigating to the admin. Some of the url words flagged a security keyword.

Getting around this involved finding the rule being triggered and removing it.

Look at ModSecurity Tools in WHM:

  1. Find the rule id being triggered for the url you were trying to access.

  2. Override the rule: On Rules List > Edit Rules add in a directive to override the rule when matched, like (with the correct id instead of 123456).


<locationmatch "^/my-custom-ee-admin-name/index.php.*">
  SecRuleRemoveById 123456


examples of location matching for disabling modsec rules

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