How To Protect A Post In WordPress Using The Password?
August 11th, 2016 | by Ravi Chahar || 6 Comments |
When you run a blog on the WordPress platform then the security of your website matters a lot. Though WordPress is one of the most secure platforms. But still, people take some extra steps to make in more secure. Have you ever thought about protecting your WordPress blog post?
Do you have any WordPress password protected post on your blog? Well, with the use of an inbuilt feature of the WordPress CMS, you can protect your blog post with a password. In this post, I am going to guide you through the process.
Set Password For Blog Post From WordPress Editor.
Are you thinking about protecting one of your special blog posts which should be visible to the people who have the password of the blog post? Sometimes, bloggers protect their blog post with the password so that they can only share that particular information with the people they want.
The post won’t be visible to the public until someone has the password to open that post. If you’re thinking about the same thing then follow the steps. There isn’t much to do. You can set a password for blog post within few seconds.
Step 1:- Login to your WordPress admin panel and open the blog post for which you want to set the password. Whether you are going to write a new post or any older post. The choice is yours.
Step 2:- When you reach to the WordPress editor you may have seen many times that above the “publish” button there is an option to set the visibility of the blog post. By default, it is set to the “public” because all the blog posts get published for your readers.
But if you want to set the password then you have to click on the “edit” option in front of “visibility”. You would see three radio buttons. To show to the public, password protected, and private.
Step 3:- Click on the “password protected” radio button and a field would appear under it to fill the password. To set the password, just fill it and click on the “OK” button.
You have successfully set the password for your blog post. You can do that with any post you want. It is always recommended that you don’t need to do such things to save any important data. What would you do if your WordPress website gets hacked?
So try to keep your important data somewhere safe. But still, this feature of the WordPress has been revealed to you and you can use it.
Now you have a WordPress password protected post on your website. It can be opened by the people who have the right password. And I am sure, you would provide it to a few people.
Have You Ever Thought To Set Password For Blog Post?
You know that people fret a lot when their website gets hacked. They try to take every possible precaution to improve the security. But here, we are talking about protecting the data of a blog post. Such type of action is taken when something confidential is there in the blog post.
Are you one of them who protect their blog post with the password? I mean it is rare to see someone who protects the blog post with a password. But still, you should know this inbuilt feature of the WordPress platform. There are many features of the WordPress which are yet to explore by many bloggers.
The password protected feature is like saving your precious data in the WordPress. You can access the data just by going to the blog post. No one would see it on your website until the password is known.