WordPress preventing you from password protecting a directory?

You wish to password protect a subdirectory with a .htpassword and .htaccess, but you have WordPress installed in the root with perma-links enabled. The solution is simple.

1. Create a new file in the subdirectory (public_html/path/to/) and name it onerror.html

2. Edit the root .htaccess where the modrewrite rules are for wordpress. Add the following line to the very top of the file and save.

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