How to Create an Application Password for WordPress

WordPress Application Passwords improve security and make it easier to connect a third-party service (an application) with your website. Sites running WordPress version 5.6 or higher can easily generate application passwords for their user accounts on the Edit Profile screen.

This article covers what an application password is, why you want to use them over your admin password, and how to generate and use Application Passwords in WordPress to authenticate third-party applications and services.

Create WordPress Application Password for Authentication

Allowing Gateway Webhooks or IPN Data into a Protected Site (for testing or development)

Many development and staging sites want to restrict total access to the site’s folder on the webserver. One of the easiest ways to do this is by setting a UNIX password at the server level.

This advanced developer recipe shows you how to set up custom .htaccess rules to allow your Webhook or IPN data through this security measure. This will allow you to properly configure and test payment gateways in Paid Memberships Pro.