.htaccess troubles

March 21, 2014 8.9k views
Hi all, I am new I recently installed a droplet with Ubuntu and Wordpress as the application on it. I am now wanting to remove the .htaccess protection that is included by default. I simply do not know what to do. I renamed .htaccess to .htaccess.old to (found in /var/www/) and it does not seem to make a difference (still getting asked for basic authentication prompt). How do I remove this? is there any other location I should be looking at? thanks in advance
5 Answers
I've solved the problem with this link:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/one-click-install-wordpress-on-ubuntu-13-10-with-digitalocean

Under the sub-theme "Removing the Additional Apache Password Prompt for Admin Areas"

Follow the instructions and voilá, problem solved.
Same problem - any solutions, please?
I have the same problem! Please, help!!
Worked, thank you!

Looks like @pauli_ortega’s answer needs a slight update since that link is now broken… Here’s the updated link:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/one-click-install-wordpress-on-ubuntu-14-04-with-digitalocean

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