This plugin adds optional per-page user name and password protection, implemented using standard HTTP protocol authorization headers, thus triggering the standard user/password dialog of the browser, and making it possible to make the browser store the credentials.
Subpages of a protected page are protected with the same user name and password as their parent.
Protected pages and their subpages do not show up in menus, search results and page lists.
- When editing a page, locate the section titled “Page Protection” (probably located near the bottom of the right sidebar).
- Check the box “Protect page and subpages”, and provide a user name and password combination.
- Optionally, check the box “Make page and subpages searchable”, if you want the page and its subpages turn up in search results, but only with their title, not their content.
- Save your page.
Copyright (c) 2009 Morten Høybye Frederiksen firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Download plugin .zip-file.
- Unzip and upload to the plugin directory, usually at
- Activate the plugin from the WordPress “Plugin” administration screen.
See also the usage instructions.
- Is it secure?
Not really, no. It depends on WordPress working as intended, and the user name and password is sent in clear text across the wire.
- Can I protect posts?
No, only pages and their subpages can be protected by this plugin.
- My protected page shows up in the page list?
Yes, that’s actually considered a feature (at least for now). The point being, that a hidden page really doesn’t need to be protected, and that it makes it work cleaner for e.g. members-only pages. Don’t worry, as you have probably discovered, the contents of the page are not visible without the correct user name and password.
- Why doesn’t it work for me?
You might be running WordPress on PHP using CGI, and that often makes it impossible to handle the authorization features of HTTP – the appropriate headers simply don’t get passed on to PHP/WordPress by the web server.
If you wan’t to make sure that’s the problem, try creating a protected post with a user name and password of debug/debug.
- I have translated the plugin into another language, now what?
Great, thanks! Please do leave a comment on the plugin’s homepage
www.mfd-consult.dk/page-protection or send an e-mail with details; I’ll
make sure it’s included in the next version.
- Another question?
If your question isn’t answered here, please do leave a comment in the forum or on the plugin’s homepage:
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Contributors & Developers
“Page Protection” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Added debugging functionality.
- Added Danish translation.
- Prepared for translations.
- Initial release.