Hi, I’m new and could use some help. I’ve searched first, but didn’t quite understand some of the problems folks are having with htaccess, and I have an issue that I’d really appreciate some help with as well.
Here’s my scenario. I have WordPress installed successfully on the root level of a domain and have enabled the friendly url structure and everything works great.
Here’s my problem. I also have a subdirectory off the root level domain we’ll call /test in which I need to password protect the entire directory. I’ve created an htaccess file from my cpanel of my host but it appears as if WordPress is not allowing the processing of the htaccess file in my subdirectory because if I delete the htaccess file in the root of my wordpress install, my prompts to enter a user name and password in the directory I’ve protected work fine. If I add back the htaccess for wordpress in the root directory, then when I try to access my password protected subdirectory, I am simply redirected back to my main wordpress page and so I can’t access my login screen for the other program that is installed in a subdirectory off of the main root directory.
Can anyone help me with specific examples of exactly what I can put in the htaccess file to cause WordPress to ignore certain directories and allow existing htaccess files to be processed? I’ll need real clear samples as I’m brand new and understand I think what the problem is yet I do not have any technical expertise in terms of how to solve it. Thank you so much for any help or insight anyone can provide.
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