How to Password Protect Posts & Pages

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Since a large number of photographers use our themes, we get a lot of questions from people on how to password-protect galleries. This is actually a really simple tool that’s built into WordPress. From the post editor in the backend of WordPress, there’s a setting called “Visibility” and you have three options, either Public, Password protected, or Private. [screenshot below] So there you have it, a super simple way to control who can access your content.

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Thad is the founder of Graph Paper Press. Previously, he produced online multimedia and documentary projects for USA Today including the inauguration of President Barack Obama and many others. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Abby.

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2 thoughts on “How to Password Protect Posts & Pages”

  1. It might be worth mentioning that URLs of images attached to a password-protected are *not* protected. Every user who knows an URL can download images multiple times as long as the URLs remains the same.

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