Once you publish a page or post, it is visible to the public by default. Password Protected pages and posts allow you to hide content from visitors unless they have the password to reveal the content. This can be useful for member only pages or pages that are only meant for a certain audience. The good news is our WordPress platform makes it easy to set up a password protected page or post.
Password Protect a Page
- Open the page or post you want to password protect.
- In the top left corner under the Publish option Edit the visibility.
- From there select Password protected and enter a password. The password is limited to 20 characters.
- When you’re done editing the page’s visibility, click the “OK” button. You should now see your page’s new setting, e.g., Visibility: Password Protected.
- Remember: a setting change does not take effect until you click the “Publish” button (or “Update” if the post is already published.)
- Now, only users you share this password with will be able to see the page. When users come to a password protected page, they will see this:
Questions or suggestions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org