I am brand new to WordPress and not a coder at all. I put an .htaccess file in my wp-admin directory but a pop-up requesting username and password is activated when the site is accessed at the public level. I have been told this is because WordPress has dependencies that requires access to the wp-admin directory even though a person is just viewing public site content. Is this true and if so how can I still protect my wp-admin directory and have a functional website? I am not sure if it is a plug-in problem causing this error.
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