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Do regular users (participants) need access to wp-admin?

  • Avatar of tibmix
    tibmix
    Participant

    @tibmix

    I’ve restricted access to /wp-admin using .htaccess file within the /wp-admin directory.
    I have a forum with BuddyPress + bbPress installed.
    All forum users receive the default subscriber/participant roles upon registration.
    Visitors not logged on are free to roam the forum (no posting though).

    But logged-in users are asked for the username/password that is set for site admin (for /wp-admin, specifically) immediately after accessing a forum or a topic.

    How can I stop WP asking regular forum users for username/password set for /wp-admin?

    I can provide url to site, a test user credentials and the content of .htaccess file.
    Thank you.
    T.

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  • Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @tibmix No.  Do not give away your super admin username and password even if they ask you a thousand and one times or more. It’s as simple as that.

    Avatar of tibmix
    tibmix
    Participant

    @tibmix

    @mercime I don’t! :=)

    Still, I haven’t found any solution yet and I have removed .htaccess from the /wp-admin, for now.

    Forums are not new with WP, .htaccess isn’t either. How come that I’m the only one with this problem?

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @tibmix not sure why, there are too many variables involved. WP/BP versions? If BP 1.6.5 or BP 1.7, are you using bbPress plugin for your forums – sitewide or group forums? If you deactivate BuddyPress, are your issues with bbPress forums resolved?

    Avatar of tibmix
    tibmix
    Participant

    @tibmix

    WP 2.5.1, BP 1.7, bbpress 2.2.4
    Sitewide and group forums have gone in BP 1.7 but before upgrading to 1.7, at BP installation I unchecked “Discussion forums” option.
    The problem persists if I deactivate BP plugin. I know, you’ll say now it’s not BP’s problem. And you’are right.
    I tried to find a solution on WP and bbpress forums as well, without success.

    Someone suggested to add an exception in .htaccess for admin-ajax.php, but I don’t know how to do this.
    I tried:
    `
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName “wp-admin”
    require valid-user
    AuthUserFile “/home/vssracin/.htpasswds/public_html/vssracing/wp-admin/passwd”
    Files “admin-ajax.php”>
    Satisfy any
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    /Files>
    `

    but it’s not working (with correct “<". If I put these here the entire Files lines disappear).
    Any idea?
    Thank you.

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    Did you try putting the full path to admin-ajax.php?

    Avatar of tibmix
    tibmix
    Participant

    @tibmix

    @modemlooper I tried now, it’s not working.

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