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    we are running a wordpress site with Enfold and in a subdir a forum. Once we try to protect our forum with an authentication via htaccess Enfold/Wordpress jumps in with a 404-message. How can I avoid this?

    This is the code I used for the htaccess authentication:

    AuthType Basic
    AuthName “My Protected Area”
    AuthUserFile /home/xxxx/public_html/xxx/.htpasswd
    Require valid-user


    Hi KVSchneppenheim!

    Thank you for using Enfold.

    There’s nothing wrong with the code but maybe the .htpasswd directory and format is not correct. Please refer to this link for more info:



    I am convinced that the path and format is correctly (we used the FULL path for the htpasswd). I pasted the .htaccess into the private section below.


    By the way if we change the url structure from post name to something else it will work, so I guess it’s a conflict with the rewriting tool or something, but I wouldn’t know how to fix this.


    After googling a lot I experienced that these two lines allowed me to enter the path and enter the htaccess authentication:

    #next two lines allow password protected directories with 404 errors
    ErrorDocument 401 ./error.html
    ErrorDocument 403 ./error.html

    Anyways is this the right way to fix my issue ?



    if it does work for you with these two lines, then yes it might fix your issue. Though it’s not a theme related issue I think, as you would have same problem with a default WordPress theme I guess. However, thanks for sharing your solution.

    Best regards,

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