I am attempting to password safeguard a directory in wordpress during my cpanel and it is no longer working, wordpress keeps obtaining the Web addresses and conntacting it's own software. How do i circumvent this?
Even when I put my files in
/wp-content/uploads/downloads/ will still be not realizing them as downloadable, it forwards to some wordpress 404 error
1) produce a .htaccess file within the directory you need to hide with this particular content:
AuthUserFile /www/path/to/file/.htpasswd AuthGroupFile /dev/null AuthName "Confidential Information" AuthType Basic require user admin
then produce a .htpasswd file with this particular content:
after which only user 'admin' with password 'password' should have the ability to access directory.
2) should you just move it below compared to public HTML root folder then it's not necessary to be worried about password safeguarding it - nobody can can get on without direct server access
.htaccess file inside your downloads directory:
AuthUserFile /path/to/file/.htpasswd AuthGroupFile /dev/null AuthName "Confidential Information" AuthType Basic require valid-user
Produce a htpasswd file (outdoors your internet root) like so:
htpasswd -bc /path/to/file/.htpasswd admin password