It has been years since I've had to make changes. I just changed the htaccess password, closed out, reopened backend with new pw and was locked out. Went via cPanel to the Joomla root directory, deleted the htaccess.txt file, closed all out. Attempted to get on backend with just /administrator and am still locked out. What am I forgetting? I hope someone can help!
Thank you so much! I deleted the .txt file INSTEAD of the plain htaccess! How do I replace the htaccess.txt file? I changed the secret code but it was not working, so that's why I was deleted the htaccess and I can now try it again.