Hello NorthLiberty, The .htaccess in the public_html was the one that was forcing the password validation when trying to access the wp-admin folder area. The last 4 lines above the </FilesMatch> line simply needed to be commented out. I have done that for you, but also saved the existing .htaccess file as it was as .htaccess.bak for your convenience. The site now allows you to access the wp-admin area without the password popup box. Best Regards, Scott M