How to Protect Password Pages on Your WordPress Site | TTG

Protect Password Pages on your WordPress Site

Key Takeaways:

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a popular tool for individuals without any coding experience who want to build websites and blogs. The software doesn’t cost anything; anyone can install, use, and modify it for free.

And because it is so accessible, WordPress powers more than 40% of the websites on the internet, according to Kinsta’s recent WordPress Market Share report. It’s an easy-to-use website builder loved by business owners and shoppers alike with a user-friendly interface and eye-catching themes. Whether you’re operating a WordPress blog or using WordPress for e-commerce, the platform has everything you need to design a beautiful website to suit your needs. 

"WordPress is home to everyone from brand new bloggers, and entrepreneurs, to major brands like TIME, TED, and Spotify"

Why Password Protect Pages in WordPress?

The moment you publish a post in WordPress, it becomes visible to anyone who visits your website. But if you need to hide content from the public, you can password protect your pages or posts on your WordPress site.

Yes! You can restrict access to your pages/blog posts by introducing passwords. Only visitors who have the correct password can view the protected content. Creating a private WordPress page is easy with the right tools, and it won’t require any fancy technical expertise. This 2-minute tutorial will show you how to set up a WordPress password-protected page.

There are a couple of reasons you may choose to hide some content on your site. Below are some tangible reasons why you may want to hide your site’s content.

  • When your site is under construction
  • You are yet to obtain patent rights for the ideas shared on the site
  • When the content is sensitive
  • It is a membership site
  • If you want only paying customers to see your site’s content
  • When you are publishing a premium course or educational material.

Regardless of when or why you opt for password protected pages in WordPress, make sure your passwords aren’t easy to guess, and make sure you’ve planned out a deliver mechanism that gets page passwords to the users who need them!

When users go to a password protected page, they will be prompted to enter the password before they can see your page’s content. This is a great opportunity to tease what is beyond the password wall, upsell other related products, or provide additional information to your visitors.

How to Create a WordPress Password Protect Page

When it’s time to password protect a page on your site, then process is simple. Start with any page that you’ve built, whether it’s brand new content or an existing page that you’ve decided to hide. From there, follow these simple steps:

  • Open the WordPress editor for the piece of content that you want to add password protection to.
  • Keeping an eye on the right-hand side, find the Visibility option in the sidebar.
  • Click on it.
  • Select Password Protected and enter the password you want to use to unlock the post.
  • Publish your newly protected page.

You must click the “Publish” button for unpublished pages or posts to be officially password protected. The “Update” button will apply any changes for already-posted content as well. It’s that simple!

The password-protected option allows people to see the page if they have the URL but requires them to input a password before they can see the page’s content. This way, only users only users with the unique page password can access that page.

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