How to Create a Password Protected Page/Post

Easily create a password protected post in 3 steps! This is a great option when sharing private resources. This tutorial assumes you have an FI account with author privileges.

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3 Easy Steps

Basic Information

  • Password protected pages or posts can serve as useful locations to share resources (readings, assignments, etc.)
  • WordPress allows you to control the visibility of your pages/posts
  • The different types of visibility are the following:
    • Public visibility (default option) = content will be visible to the outside world as soon as it is published
    • Private visibility = content is hidden from public completely
    • Password protected visibility = page/post requires a password to view
  • This tutorial will walk through how to create a password protected post, but the same approach can be taken with a page

Step 1: After logging into your account, create a new post, either by clicking +New on the front-end of the site (Option 1) or by navigating to the dashboard and clicking on Add New Post

Step 2: After creating your post, you can set its visibility in the Publish box. Click on Edit link under the 👁 Visibility option to change the visibility

Step 3: Once you clicked the Edit link, options should appear. Select the option Password Protected. A text box should then appear. In the box, enter a password. Your page is now password protected! In order to access the content on that page, users will have to enter that password


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