Support » Fixing WordPress » Application Password for Podbean not working

  • thecatholicwire



    I have been annoying myself with this for hours.

    I am trying to set up a Podbean podcast to upload posts into a wordpress hosted website, created with Elementor (not that that last makes any difference I think).
    I tried following the instructions here:
    I have realized that now the application password is embedded into wordpress so I tried not installing the plugin and just using it as it comes with wordpress.
    I get the following error:
    “Error: WordPress API connection failed , api response : Unknown username. Check again or try your email address.(invalid_username)”
    I also got this error in other attempts:
    “Error: WordPress API connection failed , api response : Sorry, you are not allowed to do that.(rest_forbidden)”

    I have tried creating the user in many different ways, with different users, etc… There must be something I am not doing, but haven’t found anything online….

    I recently went and took a big risk, and modified the htaccess. Now, it looks like this:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    # The directives (lines) between "BEGIN WordPress" and "END WordPress" are
    # dynamically generated, and should only be modified via WordPress filters.
    # Any changes to the directives between these markers will be overwritten.
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule .* - [E=REMOTE_USER:%{HTTP:Authorization}]   
    RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    I added this line to the Original
    RewriteRule .* – [E=REMOTE_USER:%{HTTP:Authorization}]

    Still not working.

    Help please!!!!

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