WordPress Password Protecting Pages and Posts

by Jan 29, 2016WordPress Tutorials - WP Tutorials

Need WordPress Help? Click Here.

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..

Copyright ByRivers Tech LLC/ WP-Tutoring.Com All Rights Reserved.

  • Get Expert WordPress Help Right Now!

  • Please enter your phone number so we can fully discuss your needs.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *