Last night I was frustrated. The .htaccess file has been working and restricting entry to my experimental playground at …/fun. I wanted to try something deeper, i.e. move the .htaccess file to the FAlbum plugin subdirectory and protect just the file falbum-wp.php which is used to render the page displaying the photos. I kept on getting 500 internal server error until 1am in the morning. I was so tired and went to bed, still counldn’t figure out what I have done wrong.
Couldn’t give this up as I believe I know what are the right steps to do. Just did this again and it worked, what a relief. I have in fact recorded down all details and was ready to ask for support at the hosting. Now the site at …/fun can be accessed by anyone except that when you click the link to the private flickr album you’ll be asked to enter username and password.