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  • Hi,

    I really need some help to remove the Askapache password protect plugin, since I installed it, I can’t access my blog at all anymore (either through the url, either using wp-login.php).

    The plugins says:

    If you experience an error that you can’t fix by disabling a security SID from the AskApache Password Protection Option Panel or resetting/re-activating the plugin, all you need to do is remove the sections added by the plugin from the 2 .htaccess files using ftp, ssh, webftp, or contact support, etc..

    Problem is, of course, I don’t know which lines to delete.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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  • if you installed it, you edited the file, right?

    so you would delete whatever you added.

    I wish.

    The plugin modified the files for me, I didn’t do anything but activate the plugin and choose a username and password.

    It was my mistake to install this plugin but now I’d love to fix that. I can’t find any clue on how to remove the plugin properly!

    ok, well paste whats in your .htaccess right now, and ill tell you what to delete 🙂

    Thank you very much for your help!

    Here what I have:



    # BEGIN AskApache PassPro
    # END AskApache PassPro

    Root .htaccess


    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    # END WordPress

    Not sure if I’m supposed to post the first one (password) but at this stage, I don’t care, I just want my blog back!

    this looks like a like candidate doesnt it? realize that you need to deactivate the plugin, and delete the plugin file(s).

    # BEGIN AskApache PassPro
    # END AskApache PassPro

    As that file contains ONLY that, you may, can, and should delete the entire file. Dont even bother editing it.

    The only problem is, if I try to desactivate the plugin, I get the following error:

    The requested URL returned error: 500

    Otherwise, I have just deleted the file you mentioned (not the plugin!), but still no luck in accessing my blog.

    This one is a true mystery to me, I’ve been trying to delete the thing for a day now!

    then you use your ftp client, and you delete the files that make up the plugin. Or have you already done that?

    And you need to delete that file. askapache uses .htpasswd to restrict access. Its not complicated to get rid of that stuff.

    Sorry for being a bit dumb (I’m not blond, just tired!). 😉

    I did try to use FTP to get rid of the plugin. Still wouldn’t have access to my blog.

    Let me try one more time to delete both the plugin folder + the htpasswd..

    Nope, still no access.

    if you contact me via the contact form on my site I will help you. I would need ftp access.

    I just sent you an email using the contact form.

    AskApache makes an htaccess in each folder you want to protect, so most likely, there’s also one in the admin folder. Edit out the AskApache bits in the htaccess in the root AND the admin folder and then delete the plugin files.

    thats already been done.

    Just an addition for future users with the same question 🙂

    xiaozhu, you can mark this thread as resolved.

    it’s not resolved, she says still cant access the blog.

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