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Question on Password Protecting Directories

Discussion in 'Security' started by financialcourse, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. financialcourse

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    Hello All,

    I have a question regarding password protection.
    In my website domain.com, I have password protected the following directories:

    cgi-bin
    wp-admin
    wp-includes

    When I log-in to my site domain.com and click the SAMPLE PAGE link in the menu, it asks for credentials for wp-includes. but when I click cancel, it brings me to the page for SAMPLE PAGE.

    Questions:
    1. I believe the SAMPLE PAGE page is not under the wp-includes folder, but why does it ask for password for wp-includes?

    2. I'm not sure if my second question falls under the scope of this forum, but I would just like to know if what are the directories that I should password protect to improve my site security. My website has been hacked twice and I am starting from scratch again.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Infopro

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    You would do better to ask this question on the wordpress.org support site. For example:
    /http://wordpress.org/support/topic/password-protect-a-whole-directory

    That said, when you enter one directory that's calling files from another directory that's password protected, you might experience what you mention.

    Wordpress security questions are best answered on the wordpress site.


    GL!
     
  3. financialcourse

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    @infopro Thank you sir! :)
     
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