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Running WP in a password protected folder (9 posts)

  1. kjarrett
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thought I posted this but can't find the entry.

    I want to make a blog that is inaccessible unless the user enters a password (simple 'web protect' process done in cpanel @ my web host). Like on a splash page. Then users would need to log into WP normally.

    Will WP work in this kind of a setup? It's for a school blog project with 4th graders.

    Thanks, kj

  2. projectego
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work. Give it a try.

  3. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It'll work just fine :)

    (I know someone who works in a school and who has her blog protected like this to stop the students reading it).

    If you have problems at all, just put WP in a directory further down under the .htaccess

  4. kjarrett
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks guys - I'll give it a go!

  5. digidiva-kathy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Working for me that way...just set it up today.

  6. digidiva-kathy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Did just find out, though, that you won't have a feed from it because of the protection. Just thought I'd let you know.

  7. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You can, but you need to use the same user/pass as the .htaccess

  8. digidiva-kathy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OOh, could you elaborate on that, please?

  9. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It will entirely on your Feedreader supporting this method. I use FeedDemon which allows me to see the feed of the friend I mentioned above. FD costs ($30) and is Windows only but hunting around might find others that support the feature:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_news_aggregators

    http://www.bradsoft.com/feeddemon/

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