How Password Protect WordPress works?
- A page/post is considered “password protected” when you
- Change Visibility (Edit Page) to Password protected – the default WordPress feature
- Password protect by roles: set a password for a role when editing a page or post
- Click on “Password protect this page” button
- Its parent page or category is protected
- We automatically generate a random password when protecting a page if there is no password created for that page yet
- Deleting or deactivating all password of a particular page doesn’t “unprotect” that page. You have to unprotect the page manually.
- Unprotecting a page doesn’t remove all its passwords. They will reappear when protecting that page again.
- Passwords must be unique within a protected post
- You cannot create the same password across different password types, e.g. Global and Role, for a particular post
- You cannot edit existing password
- Please note that while you can use spaces when using WordPress default password protected feature (on Classic Editor) – which is a bug, you cannot do so with our plugin.
- One password may be set to multiple users roles and one role can have multiple passwords.
- You can create the same passwords across different posts. You can quickly do so under our plugin’s settings. The password is called “Global (shared)”.
- When a password is entered correctly, the users won’t have to enter it again.
- You have to re-enter the password when:
- The password is changed, deleted or deactivated
- The password’s cookies expire whose expiration time can be set under our settings
- While a random password is auto-generated when you protect a post, removing all passwords doesn’t make that post become unprotected
- The password used to protect the entire site is encrypted
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