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How To Password Protect Your WordPress Site’s Content


Approximately half of the world’s websites run on WordPress. With millions of people using WordPress to share information, security is always paramount.

WordPress is easy to use and gives you control over your content and there might be cases where you would like to share content with selected individuals. Perhaps you would like to share a wedding album to your guests or share articles with your subscribers.

Whether you want to protect your whole website or restrict users, you can DIY security by following these simple steps.

Protecting A Post Or Page

You can protect a post or page on a WordPress site by installing plugins. WordPress packs functionality that lets you control information that you share with visitors.

You can password protect a post or page by following these steps.

This post will now be visible only to users who enter the password you set.

Password Protecting Parts Of A Page Or Post

The Passater Plugin is the easiest way to restrict user access to a portion of a post or page.

Activate the plugin and then put a shortcode before and after the content block you’d like to restrict access to. Whenever someone wants to view the post, they will have to enter the password you set on the password protected content.

To activate Passater:

[content_protector password=”your-password”]Your password protected content here.[/content_protector].

Protecting A Category Of Posts

You can also password protect a category of posts.

Once you save changes, the category of posts you selected should be password protected.

Password Protecting Your Entire Site

To password protect your entire site; use the Password Protected plugin for WordPress.

You are now presented with some options.

Website owners and e-commerce site owners will find themselves in situations where they will need to password protect certain content on their website. Knowing that they have this option will help them keep their content and website safe.

Is your website password protected? What do you think are the benefits of password protecting a website or its content? Tell us by leaving your comments below.

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