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htaccess protection but uploading via iPhone / Live Writer? (5 posts)

  1. therealmarkus
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi! I just want to ask if it's somehow possible to run a private wordpress installation via htaccess but enable uploading new blogposts via my iPhone and Windows Live Writer. Can I just deny access to all files except one or so? Would that infect the security? How would the htaccess file look like?

    In other words: Is there any way I can upload new posts (pictures+text) with my iPhone to a private blog securely? htaccess is not really necessary but I heard it's way more secure than any plugin (except the transfer of username and PW in plain text / public networks)

    Any help is appreciated

    Best,

    Markus

  2. therealmarkus
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i know, I suck pushing this thing, again! ;)

    can at least someone confirm that it's not possible? :)

  3. bjornh
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm going to bump this as I am currently having the exact same problem. I want to have a password protected blog that works with Windows Live Writer. I have tried htaccess and some plugins but it does not seem to work. Surely someone most have figured this out?

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You need to disable the password protection for the xmlrpc file to allow incoming posts and such.

    <Files xmlrpc.php>
    Allow From All
    Satisfy Any
    </Files>
  5. tgelston
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I could NOT figure out how to make this work so I found a plugin

    http://www.cmurrayconsulting.com/software/wordpress-restricted-site-access/

    Which seems to work fine.

    Thanks,
    TObias

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