Support » Plugin: Slideshow » using htaccess – Slideshow calls for WP-Admin

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  • Hey everyone,

    i would like to confirm this problem.

    While using and testing the Slideshow-Plugin (, I encountered exactly the above depicted “bug” / problem.

    First of all: The slideshow plugin works fine for me in Firefox browser. After installing around 20 plugins for a slideshow widget I was really happy, that I finally came across a good looking and working one.

    However, on the Internet Explorer (and also on some smartphone browsers I tested) a login-window appears, that asks the viewer to log in.

    I embedded the slideshow as a Widget, which appears on every site except the mainpage. So everytime a viewer opens a page that is not the mainpage, he gets prompted to log in.

    Oviously I don’t want every viewer to login, so I went on investigating this problem, because it didn’t occur on my testing blog. After checking the slideshow.php-file, I recognized that the plugin seems to refer to some admin-scripts/functions (correct me plese, if my assumptions are wrong).

    So I compared the wp-admin-folder on my live blog and my testing blog.
    I found out, that the log in windows appears, because of an .htaccess-file in the wp-admin-folder, which I use to prohibit access to the wp-login.php-file and therefore the backend of wordpress.

    Long story short: I would really love to see a workaround, because I don’t like to stop protecting the wp-admin-folder only for one plugin while accepting security risks.

    I’m really curious, if there is a fix, because it never happened to me before, that a plugin causes problems due to a protected wp-login-file.

    Hoping for help 🙂
    Thanks in advance!

    Any updates on this? Using Slideshow 2.2.20 and still having same issue. I found a supposed work around here:

    but, the code is not the same, maybe older slideshow?


    Having the same issue…
    Is there a solution for that ?

    Hi @nir_r can you start a new support thread.

    Thank you

    Why start a new thread? The problem is still the same. 😮

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