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Password Protect Page or Post in WordPress

Date: February 3, 2012 Author: ang Category: Affordable Web Design Tutorials WordPress Tags: , , , , Comments: 0

You can password protect a url in WordPress. In certain situations, you might want your WordPress website to have a page or post that is password protected. Maybe you have customers you want to create personal pages for or confidential blog post you want to keep private.

WordPress offers a handy setting to password protect a page or post. In the steps below I will show you how to password protect a page, but you can use similar steps to password protect a post.

  1. Log into your WordPress website admin.
  2. Click on Pages on the right side of the screen.
  3. Click the 'Add New' button to create a new page or click the page you want to password protect.
  4. Click the 'Edit' link next to the 'Visibility:' setting in the 'Publish' area.
  5. Options will appear. Check the 'Password protected' bullet option.
  6. The 'Password:' field will appear, fill in your password.
  7. Click the 'OK' button.
  8. Click the 'Publish' button.

Now the content area for this page won't be accessible to the visitor, and a password prompt will appear. If the visitor can enter in the correct password, the content will become visible.

Video walk-through on how to password protect a page or post using WordPress:


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