WP Cron with Basic Authentication

Problem

WordPress’ cron doesn’t work when a site has basic authentication.  You basically would get a 401 error.

 

Solution

Thanks to Nick Ohrn (in 2014) this problem is solved with a simple mu-plugin.  You just need to set the username and password in a constant in wp-config and add some code to the mu-plugins directory.  Here is his quick tip.

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