This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

WPSiteSync for HTTP Authentication


This plugin provides the ability to configure WPSiteSync with an HTTP Authentication username and password to be used when communicating with a Target server that is set up with Authentication.

Usage Scenarios:

If you’re using WPSiteSync with a staging server but want to limit access to the staging server via HTTP Authentication, this is the plugin for you.

This add-on plugin for WPSiteSync allows you to configure an HTTP Authentication username and password that will be used in communicating with the Target server; allowing you to PUSH and PULL changes from your local site to your password protected staging site.

This plugin works the same whether your Source Site is a local install via DesktopServer or other local development environment, or a publicly hosted site. For more information on DesktopServer and local development tools, please visit our web site at:

How it Works:

The WPSiteSync for HTTP Authentication add-on plugin sends the username and password with each API request made to the Target site. This allows you to configure your Target site with .htaccess rules that will limit access to user that have the password.


Support Details: We are happy to provide support and help troubleshoot issues. Visit our Contact page at Users should know however, that we check the support forums once a week on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm PST (UTC -8).

ServerPress, LLC is not responsible for any loss of data that may occur as a result of using this tool. We strongly recommend performing a site and database backup before testing and using this tool. However, should you experience such an issue, we want to know about it right away.

We welcome feedback and Pull Requests for this plugin via our public GitHub repository located at:


Installation instructions: To install, do the following:

  1. From the dashboard of your site, navigate to Plugins –> Add New.
  2. Select the β€œUpload Plugin” button.
  3. Click on the β€œChoose File” button to upload your file.
  4. When the Open dialog appears select the file from your desktop.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions and wait until the upload is complete.
  6. When finished, activate the plugin via the prompt. A confirmation message will be displayed.

or, you can upload the files directly to your server.

  1. Upload all of the files in to your /wp-content/plugins/wpsitesync-httpauth directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the β€˜Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


🌸5️⃣ 18, 2019
It does what it says it does It allowed me to configure my target site with .htaccess rules that will limit access to the user that has that password.
Read all 1 review

Contributors & Developers

“WPSiteSync for HTTP Authentication” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.1 – Jun 11, 2020

  • enhancement: Update .htaccess rules for Apache 2.4.
  • enhancement: Check for minimum WPSiteSync version and disable plugin if WPSiteSync not found or not minium version.

1.0.0 – May 4, 2017

Initial release to WordPress repository.

1.0.0 – Mar 31, 2017

  • Initial Release