AskApache Password Protect
Can I Safely Uninstall Ask Apache Password Protect Plugin (3 posts)

  1. Sashasamber
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I currently have the Ask Apache Password Protect plugin installed on one of my wordpress blogs.

    I am pretty certain it is because this plugin is installed that I am unable to update to the most recent version of WordPress. I am also unable to update any of the other existing installed plugins within this blog.

    I have read in many places on the internet including here in this forum of many problems any attempts at removing this plugin can cause. Including no longer being able to access the admin panel and also removing the whole site with a fatal error message.

    Please can anyone help me and advise how to remove this plugin safely? I have managed to backup my site using backupbuddy, however this backup obviously includes the AskApache plugin.

    Any help would be appreciated - although I have to be certain this will not lock me out of my site.

    Many thanks.


  2. Sashasamber
    Posted 2 years ago #

    To be honest, the link to the threads and all the info re askapache plugin does not help me to remove the plugin.

    I want it gone. Deactivated and removed. For good. I can't find anything about how to do that!!

  3. askapache
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    WARNING: If you lock YOURSELF out of your site: DO NOT JUST DELETE PLUGIN. This plugin ONLY edits 2 files. It does NOT modify other files, it does NOT modify database, it does NOT modify rewrites, just these 2 files:


    PLEASE prepare by making sure you know how to access those 2 .htaccess files via FTP/SFTP/SSH/WebDav/WEbFTP/etc... TO FIX:

    remove the AskApache Section from those 2 files and CLOSE YOUR BROWSER COMPLETELY AND RESTART IT
    If that doesn't work remove the entire .htaccess files
    If that still doesn't work check your directory permissions (normally 755) of both your / and /wp-admin/ folders.

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