server at WP-Files requires a user name for visitors (7 posts)

  1. expeditionyacht
    Posted 5 years ago #

    HELP !

    I just updated to the latest WP version, updated all plugins as well and to this message for my blog at http://www.balboaexplorer.com/blog

    "The server http://www.balboaexplorer.com at WP-Files requires a
    username and password.

    Warning: This server is requesting that your username and password be sent in an insecure manner (basic authentication without a secure connection)."

    I - any visitor - have to cancel several times before I can get into the site but no images included in posts are shown.

    The weird thing is: there is no WP-Files directory. I didn't touch any settings.

    The initial problem I had was that I could not add any image to a post; clicking on the 'add image' would not have any window pop up'. That's why I tried an upgrade first. Now it's even worse.

  2. theconstable
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having this same problem ... the issue only after I added an ill-fated plugin called user photo ... now every time I try to access my user page it has me log in - authentication required for "WP-Files" a page that doesn't exist!
    Even after deleting the plugin the glitch remains .. and is driving me insane. Any help I will be extremely grateful!

  3. heliocorreia
    Posted 5 years ago #


    Check for two files inside wp-content/uploads, called:


    To solve the problem, delete or edit them. In my installation, these files were created by a plugin.

  4. lameian
    Posted 5 years ago #

    im hving the same proble... however there's re '.htpassws' & '.htaccess' in the uploads foler? wot sud i do?

  5. Samuel B
    Posted 5 years ago #

    deactivate all plugins in admin or by ftp'ing to site and renaming the plugins folder
    test site

  6. sagarkasar
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I was facing the same problem, I renamed (& then later deleted) these
    .htpasswd & .htaccess inside wp-content/uploads as said by heliocorreia and it worked for me!

    thanks heliocorreia.

  7. ajhawar32
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Had the same problem, this fixed it, thanks a lot!

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