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  • Not even sure how to describe this problem, but I will try.

    I upgrade to 2.7 and everything works fine.

    BACKGROUND: The wordpress install is in the rootdirectory. (ie, not Also within that root directory is a secure directory ( which has some files that edits/pulls data from a different MySQL database (not the wordpress database — it displays some tables of info on certain pages).

    Going to and using the directory password has always worked to get to these forms which we had written by another person.

    PROBLEM: Now that I have upgraded the WordPress install to 2.7, when I log into the secure directory the form loads fine. However, when I enter any criteria that pulls from the different MySQL database to return a table, it redirects me to the homepage.

    QUESTION: Is there something new about the way that WordPress 2.7 does the .htaccess rules that would impact this directory? Anything I can do to tell WordPress to just ignore that directory completely?

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  • This is pretty typical.

    Do you have an .htaccess file in your secure directory?

    Lee Rickler


    same problem here and I need to fix it asap.

    Standard htaccess commands disallow access to sub folders. – works fine – 404 error even thought I know 100% that it exists.


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

    Currently I don’t have htaccess in the subfolder.

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