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Instructions for setting up password-protected site areas in WordPress
Do you need to insert password-protected areas into WordPress? With a password, you can limit your ability to visit either your whole website or only certain parts of your website. This article gives you a solution for everything from password protection for a WordPress mail to whole folders to your WordPress page.
I will not concentrate on more complicated things like member-pages. Whilst the creation of a member page involves adding password-protected areas in WordPress, we already have a contribution on how to do that. Also, let's start with some of the ways of non-membership site to password protected WordPress contents.
Let us begin at the beginning with the question of how to limit a WordPress mail. Yes, there is actually a built-in feature to password protection of WordPress-mails. Although I have been using WordPress for more than 10 years, it has taken me a surprising amount of time to find out that this feature exists. In order to password-secure a WordPress mail or page, all you need to do is click the Edit pushbutton under Visibility in the WordPress Editor:
Simply mark the Password-protected selection knob and type in your preferred password. As soon as you have published or updated your article, your article is now password-protected. Now, if someone tries to grab this frontend entry, they will see this caution. This is how it looks with Divi: If your visitors type in the right password, the article will look as usual.
However, if they don't have the password, there's no way they can get in. Can you use this approach with contents you are creating with DiviBuilder? This works the same way, no difference if you are creating your contents with the WordPress editor or with the Divi Builders.
You can use this technique for every individual posting or page that you want to password secure. In order to passwordize WordPress Category for free, you can use a plug-in named Access Category Password. Installation and activation of the plug-in and then go to Settings ? Password of the access category. Start by selecting your password.
Then select the catagories to which you want to assign the password. For example, if you select the Administrator option, no one with an administrator profile will have to type a password to log in. Another neat thing is that you can select whether or not you want to limit only the individual mailings.
By checking this checkbox, you can still show extracts on your blogs posting list page - folks simply won't be able to see the entire posting without a password: below you can also set up the various posts displayed on the password page. As soon as you have saved your preferences, anyone trying to gain entry into a limited categorie should see this:
However, if you go to a contribution without limitation, everything will work as usual. When you want more versatility - e.g. to use different password for different category - you can use a Barn2 Media plug-in named Password Protected Categories. Just click on the category you want to use. We' re meeting individual contributions and catagories, so let's go all the way now.
So you can limit the acces to your whole WordPress page with a password. Recommended is the free Password Protcted plug-in. This seems to be the most favorite option in the WordPress.org folder. Then go to Preferences Password-protected to set up the plug-in. First, you can select whether or not you want to activate your password or not.
Then you can assign protected permissions. Checking one of these checkboxes does not require these persons to type a password (and you can also enable/disable RSS feeds). You can also select your current password and add certain specific Internet Protocol (IP) numbers to the white list so that you do not need a password: if someone who is not white listed by their users roll or Internet Protocol (IP) number tries to gain entry to your site, they will see a large password screen:
Changing the WordPress emblem to the emblem of your own website is quite easy. Drag and drop the plug-in with the same design used on your WordPress login page. You can either modify this logotype or use a plug-in like the WP Custom Admin Login Page-Logotype.
Thus there is your rapid introduction to the creation of password-protected areas in WordPress for: Of course, password security can get a little more complex if you want to. We' ve got instructions on how to limit only parts of your WordPress page, and you can always use one of these above mentioned Member Plug-ins to get very precise controls over who has acces to every part of your WordPress page.
Well to you - does your password WordPress contents? If so, how do you use the password security on your WordPress page?