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Does Webfaction have an easy method for password protecting Wordpress sites? I want to block the ability to view the site (for now while the site is under development) unless a user has a password

asked 13 Dec '12, 16:18

mmc
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Sure, you just need to edit the .htaccess file and create users as shown here.

I hope this helps!

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answered 13 Dec '12, 16:33

maryh
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Thanks so much Mary! And a quick response too! Reading the docs now..

(13 Dec '12, 16:42) mmc

This is a useful guide. Thanks. But how about making this easier to do from the control panel or as a file transfer. I can use filezila(say) to change files in my folders. But I need to setup ssh access to manually create users and passwords. Is there a simpler way to do this where I don't need ssh access ? Ideally I'd request a "password protect this directory" item in the control panel.

(06 Feb '13, 18:01) Neon22

You don't have to use SSH; you can just create the .htaccess file locally and upload it using your FTP software, just like any other file.

(06 Feb '13, 20:04) ryans ♦♦
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