Customize Single Password Form with WordPress Customizer

Our Password Protect WordPress (PPWP) Pro allows you to customize password form messages under the plugin settings page. You’re able to customize the default form description as well as the wrong password error message.

But if you want more than just changing text and would like to see all your changes while editing, our built-in WordPress Customizer panel is just the ticket.

Requirement:

In this article, we’ll show you how to style the default individual password form using WordPress Customizer, including:

Upon activation, go to Appearance >> Customize in your WordPress dashboard.

ppwp-customize

Choose PPWP Single Password Form object in the left-hand sidebar.

There are 3 options for you to customize:

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1. Password Form

This option enables you to provide a password form headline, change the background color, description as well as customizing the password label.

Background

Headline

ppwp-password-form-headline

  • Edit using WYSIWYG Editor
    • The style set under Editor will override the following values, including Font Size, Font Weight, and Color
  • There is no headline by default

Description above form

ppwp-password-description

  • Edit using WYSIWYG Editor
    • The style set under Editor will override the following values, including Font Size, Font Weight, and Color
  • The default value can be set under the plugin’s Settings page

Description below form

  • Available in PPWP Pro version only
  • Edit using WYSIWYG Editor
    • The style set under Editor will override the following values, including Font Size, Font Weight, and Color

With PPWP free, you can still add additional text below the password form using the following code snippet. Simply add it into your (child) theme’s functions.php file.

add_filter('ppwp_customize_password_form', 'ppwp_customize_password_form' );

function ppwp_customize_password_form( $form ) 
{
    $form = $form . '<div>This is description below form</div>';
    return $form;

}

Password field

Modify the text displaying next to the password field as well as the placeholder.

Password reveal button

Password reveal button allows your users to see what they are typing.

2. Error Message

This message will appear when users enter wrong passwords. They will see a red line telling “Please enter the correct password!” as per the screenshot below.

ppwp-error-message

The default message is set under the plugin’s Settings page. You can override it in the Error Message section.

The style set under WYSIWYG Editor will take higher priority than the following values, including Font Size, Font Weight, and Color.

ppwp-error-message

Expired Passwords

Check out how to customize expired password error message.

3. Submit Button

You’re able to modify the button style, from the label, text color to background color.

ppwp-password-button-label

Best Practices

Here are some great tips on how to use custom CSS to style the password form.

First of all, navigate to Appearen >> Customize from your admin dashboard. Then open Additional CSS section and start adding custom style.

Center the password form

.ppw-post-password-container {
    text-align:center
}

Common mistakes

Please keep in mind that:

  • These values changed via WordPress Customizer are associated with the current activated theme. So if you are to change your theme, all the customizations will return to the default settings.
  • If you copy text from Microsoft Word or other website editors into this WYSIWYG Editor, you should clear its format before adjusting its style values such as color, font size, or font-weight.

Lasted updated on August 17, 2020