Askapache Password Protect Plug In (6 posts)

  1. internationalhardman
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi folks

    I am trying to toughen up my blog against hacks etc. and have tried to install the above plugin as suggested by wordpress.

    I downloaded the .rar file, unzipped it, then uploaded it into wp-content/plugins .dir.

    When I hit activate to activate the plugin i get this message.

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare aa_pp_options_setup1() (previously declared in /home/ladyboym/public_html/wp-content/plugins/askapache-password-protect/askapache-password-protect.php:51) in /home/ladyboym/public_html/wp-content/plugins/askapache-password-protect/askapache-password-protect.php on line 52

    Can anybody point out where I am going wrong?

  2. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't know, but someone else was having an unrelated problem with that plugin this morning (it locked him out completely of wp-admin).

    Try WP Security Scan

  3. internationalhardman
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks a lot for your help mate... much appreciated

  4. tonicwater
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi Hall, strange, I'm facing this same issue you described. Once the plugin is activated, and new password submitted, entire wp-admin is locked out. Tried it on several new installs and over different hosting companies and am getting same result. Anyone any suggestion?

  5. ollythebuilder
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hmmn, same deal here...using 4.2.4, with 2.5.1, on Lunarpages.

    getting a 404, and locked out of admin.

    have scoured AA's site, and comments, tried everyone's workarounds, but it's the same problem.

    ...one thing, on clicking the config tab of teh AAPP plugin, i get two failures...

    Test for mod_security capability [ FAILED ]
    503 Response: 200 OK


    Test for PLAIN encryption capability [ FAILED ]
    200 Response: 401 Unauthorized
    401 Response:: 401 Unauthorized

    ...which maybe means I shouldn't be trying to install the plugin anyway! I tried deleting wp's existing htaccess files to get around these errors but they're still there.

    I wonder, any other clues? or could it be lunarpages server?

  6. designsimply
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ollythebuilder, I'm sure you have resolved this by now, but you should delete the wp-admin/.htaccess file to deactivate the effects of the AskApache Password Plugin, not the .htaccess file created by WordPress in the main WordPress folder.

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