PPWP Smart Restriction extension allows you to limit password usage based on IP addresses. If your site has thousands of users and you want each user to use their passwords once, instead of creating thousands of passwords with 1 usage, you now can create one password and limit 1 usage per IP address.
Different from restricting password usage based on users, your visitors are not required to log into your site to use the passwords.
- Password Protect WordPress Lite version 1.5.0 or greater
- Password Protect WordPress Pro version 1.3.0 or greater
- PPWP Statistics extension version 1.3.1 and greater
- PPWP Smart Restriction extension version 1.1.2 and greater
How to limit password usage per IP address
Once activating our plugins, navigate to Password Protect WordPress >> Smart Restriction menu from your admin dashboard.
Simply enable “Restrict Password Usage” option and select “Restrict by IP addresses”.
You can apply this feature to all protected content and single pages as well.
How this feature works
- Once users unlock the protected content with a specific password, our plugin will save this password as a cookie to their browser. So they do not have to re-enter the password whenever accessing the protected content until their cookie expires.
- You can modify the cookie expiration time under the plugin’s settings page.
- If Password protect child pages option is enabled, our plugin will consider the parent and child pages as one. In other words, accessing parent or child pages will increase password usage.
- Password status under our configuration popup is set by comparing the total usage and usage limit. As a result, users whose own number of usage hasn’t reached the limit can still use an “expired” password to unlock the content.
You can find how many times a user with a specific IP address uses a password under our Password Protect WordPress >> Statistics table.