WordPress Password Protecting Pages and Posts

by Jan 29, 2016WordPress Tutorials - WP Tutorials

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In WordPress password protecting pages and posts is relatively easy.  When you typically publish a WordPress page or post  it is automatically visible to the public .However, here are a couple of scenarios where it may come in handy:

  • A client or customer needs quick access to data that may be too sensitive for email
  • A small subset of your group or organization needs to upload or download information

To Password Protect a page or post follow these steps below

STEP 1 : Underneath the Publish section by the visibility icon which says public  click Edit

 WordPress Password Protecting Pages and Posts

STEP 2 : You Have two options  Password Protect  or private

step 2

  • When Checking Password protected it will reveal a text field for entering a password, that will be required to view that page or post.
  • The password is limited to 20 characters.


  • Checking Private makes your page or post visible only to your site's Users with the role of Administrator or Editor

STEP 3: When you're done editing the page or post's visibility, click the "OK" button.

You should now see your new setting, Visibility: Password Protected.

 Step 3

(HINT) The change does not take effect until you click the Publish button
or Update  if the post is already published.

Once the password has been entered - non administrators and editors will see the following when they visit that page:

WordPress Password Protected Page


Have You Lost Your Password or Need to change it?  Only an Administrator, Editor, or the post's Author can change a page or post's password or visibility setting. To do so, use the Visibility: Edit link again following the steps..

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