You can change who is allowed to see specific content by updating the Visibility option in the Page Settings module for a specific page or post. Watch the video below for a quick overview of how it works, and read below for more examples and settings. Passwords for protected posts and pages will be saved as a cookie. Once you have updated your post or page visibility settings, be sure to click the Update or Publish button to push the changes live. Checking the Pending Review option lets you flag posts that might need review from other authors or editors on your site. This status adds a Pending Review message next to the title in the Posts list, so that other authors know to check the draft.
How to password protect your entire WordPress site
Why Password Protect Pages in WordPress?
Looking for a way to password protect WordPress? There are a lot of different ways that you can add password protection to your site, ranging from password protecting your entire WordPress site, just a specific piece of content, or even just part of an otherwise-public piece of content. Some of these solutions require the use of a plugin, while others work with core WordPress functionality or configurations that you can make at a server level. Of the two, the plugin method is definitely more user-friendly and better for a user-facing site, while HTTP authentication is an effective method for password protecting a staging site or other type of non-user-facing site. To password protect your entire WordPress site, we recommend the free Password Protected plugin from Ben Huson, which is highly-rated and available at WordPress. To do so please reach out to Kinsta support and have that specific exclusion set up for you. Check the Password Protected Status box to enable password protection and enter your desired password in the New Password box. You can configure these if desired:. Once you activate it, anyone who tries to visit your site will need to enter a password in a stripped-down version of the WordPress login page:.
Post & Page Visibility
Looking to publish premium courses or some informational product? And hide content for general visitors. With WordPress, you can easily protect such information using the various content restriction means that WordPress supports right out of the box or with the help of plugins.
Once you publish a WordPress post or Page , it is visible to the public by default. In WordPress terms, this means a post with a Published status has a default visibility of Public , based on the settings in the Publish box of a Edit Post Screen. WordPress displays a password-protected post differently. Furthermore, if multiple posts use the same password, the reader will only have to enter the password once to access every post see caveat below.