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Protect RSS


This is a plugin that allows http authentication to the rss feeds of blog.

The plugin is based on post “A test post for a short lived experiment” by Mark Down on:

To work on some sites that runs php as cgi like dreamhost hosted you can add to the htaccess file:
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .php
Tip from:

Tips to work on some other hosted sites are on article “HTTP Authentication with PHP running
as CGI/SuExec” from Best Host Ratings blog:


Upload sil_protect_rss.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory and activate it.


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