If you use WPEngine, you might run into the issue with your site not being live yet. WPEngine implemented password protection for sites in development back in 2015. It’s designed to protect your site from view by others until it’s ready to go live.

Seeing that little white box can definitely be scary but it is nothing to worry about.

If your site is not yet live, it is protected by Basic Auth, otherwise known as “that little white box”. This is the built-in, default behavior for new sites at WPEngine, the host we use and recommend.

To make your site go live, all you need to do is uncheck the Password Protection box. For a more in-depth tutorial, check out this post.

Now you are all set to go!

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