How to Protect Partial Content with Section Protection

Beside protecting partial content with shortcode, now you can also do so using custom templates.

This comes in handy when you want to protect content sections in custom page templates.


In this article, we will walk you through the sections below:

How to Protect Partial Content using Section Protection

Step 1: Navigate to Password Protect WordPress > Partial Protection under your admin dashboard.

A new screen displays. Here, switch to the Section Protection tab.

Step 2: Click  Add New to create a new section template.

Step 3: Add the content you want to protect and define passwords to unlock your protected section template.

Don’t forget to press Save Changes for all the inputted passwords to be saved.

Once you’re done, Publish your section template.

Step 4: Embed your protected section into content using the auto-generated shortcode.

Optional Attributes

We provide some attributes for you to configure your section templates’ shortcodes.

Whitelisted Roles

Allow specific user roles to access your private content without entering passwords. User role options include

  • Administrator (default)
  • Editor (default)
  • Author
  • Contributor
  • Subscriber

Customize Password Forms

We provide you with shortcode attributes to customize your password forms.

How Section Protection Works

  • Support Pages & Posts and Custom Post Types.
  • Work well with top page builder, including Divi, Elementor, Beaver.
    • If you embed protected sections to Divi Theme Page Builder, please turn off “Use Shortcode within Page Builder” option under our settings page.
  • Support multiple shortcodes per page.
  • To unlock multiple sections at once, you can use Master Passwords for partial protection, which is avaible in our PPWP Pro version.
Lasted updated on November 25, 2021