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

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by vbuser, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. vbuser

    vbuser Active Member

    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.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2015

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