XF 1.4 Solved: Unable to password protect admin with WordPress installed


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Wanted to share since this caused me days of grief. If you have wordpress installed in a sub directory but showing on your root, you won't be able to password protect directories or files. Wordpress suggests making a random page just for this purpose and using it in your wordpress .htaccess like so:

ErrorDocument 401 /make_a_page.htm
ErrorDocument 403 /same_page.htm
ErrorDocument 404 /same_page.htm

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
# END WordPress
If you password protect the admin without this you'll get a not found page.
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