Known Issues and Limitations


  • Our plugin redirect doesn’t work properly when your server referrer policy is set to “no-referrer”. That means upon entering correct passwords, users won’t be redirected back to the protected content. If they click on the browser back button, they will be able to see the content though.We recommend changing the policy “no-referrer-when-downgrade”, which is secure enough and at the same time, improve compatibility with other plugins like ours.

Known Issues

  • Category protection are not exclusive: Protect parent category doesn’t protect posts under sub-categories
  • Error messages will display under all password fields in Homepage once entering wrong passwords
  • Select field under Settings Page can be empty in some cases, if selected content is moved to trash or deleted
  • Unable to edit Master passwords if Plain Pemarlink is choosen
  • Redirect to Homepage after entering right passwords if Plain Pemarlink is choosen
  • Unable to access the editor page of some page builders if “Password Protect Entire Site” is enabled
  • Unable to display all roles under Password Protect WordPress section in Gutenberg Editor
  • Super Admin always see hidden content under PPWP shortcode regardless of selected whitelisted roles
  • Conflict with GoDaddy firewall:
    • You will need to remove sucurriip CDN from your domain CNAME
  • Conflict with Beaver Builder: Error message displays under 404 page (resolved in version 1.1.3)
  • Plugin’s popup and metabox don’t work with Plain Permalink (resolved in version 1.1.2)
  • “Whitelist Roles” doesn’t work with “Password Protect Entire Site (resolved in version 1.1.1)
    • Note: Post’s author, if selected, will be able to access their own posts when the entire site is protected
  • The post reverts the protection status after clicking Update button in the editor page (resolved in version 1.1.1)
  • Can’t use build-in WordPress function to password protect custom post types (resolved in version 1.1.1)

Prevent Direct Access (PDA) Gold Integration

  • Protected videos/audios (MP3, MP4) embedded in the content might not work smoothly
Lasted updated on December 30, 2019