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[resolved] password-protecting with htaccess and WordPress (2 posts)

  1. scormeny
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have created a WordPress-driven website at http://mbaforme.net for a client. WordPress is installed at the basic level.

    I want to put a folder on the web site, not managed in WordPress, that will be password-protected. So I have a folder, at http://mbaforme.net/hello , and within that folder there's one html file and an htaccess file that has the password-protection information in it.

    However, I think that the htaccess rewrite rules that are in the htaccess file that WordPress automatically creates, in the public_html website root folder, is conflicting. So, when I try to visit the password-protected folder or any document inside it, in the web browser, I instead get the WordPress-generated Page not Found page.

    Can I add something to the htaccess file at the root level, to tell WordPress NOT to try to manage that hello address and/or folder? Or is there some other solution to my problem?

    Thanks very much for advice.

  2. scormeny
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I was able to get this problem fixed. My web host, site5, who I happen to like a great deal, made the fix for me.

    Here's the reference article that explains how we fixed it with the insertion of two lines into .htaccess:

    How To: Fix WordPress 404 Errors on Password Protected Directories

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