Hairy .htaccess Dreamhost WordPress Problem Solved! [en]

[fr] Résolution d'un problème qui m'a littéralement empoisonné mes vacances. Ouf.

Thanks to [grimboy](, my “parent” .htaccess now has two extra lines and looks like this (and the [problem that has kept me awake for the last week]( is solved):

AddDefaultCharset OFF
# BEGIN WordPress

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/membres.*$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/failed_auth.html$
RewriteRule ^.*$ – [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php

# END WordPress

Thanks so much!

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Hairy .htaccess Dreamhost WordPress Problem [en]

[fr] Un des derniers problèmes qui me résistent sur le nouveau serveur.

Here’s roughly what I wrote in a support ticket I sent Dreamhost this morning. If you have any suggestions, I’ll take them.

> Hello,

> I have a site on which I have installed wordpress
( -> displays as with
Filosofo Homepage-Control plugin).

> That server has a subdirectory which is
password-protected using .htaccess. Inside is another wordpress

> I had this set up on my previous host and it worked fine.

> Now, if I go to the request is caught be
the blog installed in, and I’m shown the page

> To make sure it wasn’t a conflict between the two wordpress installs,
I created an empty directory which I tried to
password-protect in the same way. The problem is the same (going to displays If I
comment out the “request valid-user” line of the .htaccess, I get to
see the directory listing.

> Similarly, if I come back to and comment
out that line in .htaccess, both wordpress installs work fine, with
permalinks and all (only the private blog isn’t protected anymore,
which won’t do it).

> I’ve tried not doing the password protection manually, and using what
is provided in the panel for that, but the problem remains exactly the

> Weird, isn’t it?

> Hope you can help me out on this. Tried checking error logs but they
were empty.

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