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[resolved] 2.63 and its move to using wp-admin/admin-ajax.php breaks protected wp-admin (3 posts)

  1. archon810
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey Lester,

    I'm using a .htpaccess auth for wp-admin, and the upgrade to 2.63 broke all voting - it now sends a request to wp-admin/admin-ajax.php, which returns 401 Authorization Required.

    I believe no user-facing non-admin plugin should ever access wp-admin - wp-admin should be reserved for when you're on wp-admin already. Using .htaccess protection is a common anti-hacking technique, so I believe more people will be affected.

    I have to revert to 2.62... except you didn't tag it in svn. I'll just restore a backup :(

    Hope you can fix it in the future.

    Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-polls/

  2. Lester Chan
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. archon810
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For me both of the top solutions weren't enough, but the 3rd one you just added did the trick. Thanks, Lester.

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