Password Protecting a Post

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You can restrict access to any given page or post by adding a password to it.

To Add a Password Protected Post

  • Create the new post and save as draft.
  • From the dashboard go to Posts > All Posts, find the post by clicking the ‘Draft’ tab and browsing or searching.
  • Hover over the title and click ‘Quick Edit’
  • In the password box type your password
  • Change the status from ‘draft’ to published
  • Click Update

Password Protecting an Existing Post

  • From the dashboard go to Posts > All Posts, find the post by  browsing or searching.
  • Hover over the title and click ‘Quick Edit’
  • In the password box type your password
  • Click Update

Remove a Password from a Post

  • From the dashboard go to Posts > All Posts, find the post by  browsing or searching.
  • Hover over the title and click ‘Quick Edit’
  • In the password box delete the password
  • Click Update

N.B. Emailing Password Protected Posts

If you choose to add a password protected post to an email bulletin or newsletter, only the title and password warning box will appear in the email content. The viewer of the email will be able to click the title of the post to arrive at the original website post where they can enter the password and view the post, but the password and reveal functionality will not word directly in the email client. This may lead to confusion amongst your readers so think twice or forewarn your readers before sending protected posts this way.

 

You can also password protect pages – read more

 

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