WordPress – How To Password Protect Pages & Posts

So you have a post or page that you want to keep private and only let a few people see it? All you have to do is set the page or post to password protect and you are good to go. In this article, I'm going to show you how to do this in under 30 seconds.

Don't forget to check out our WordPress basics guide for the best tips and tricks.

WordPress - Password Protect Page Or Post

For those that want to check out the specific steps that you need to take, here they are:

  1. In your WordPress admin panel, click on either "Posts" or Pages", depending on which one you want to set up a password for
  2. Click the specific post or page, and "Edit" it to go into the main settings 
  3. On the right side, under the "Publish" section, next to "Visibility", click "Edit"
  4. Click the bullet for "Password protected", and type in your desired password in the text box
  5. Click the "OK" button below that
  6. Click "Publish" or "Update" to save the post/page settings
  7. Navigate to your specific post or page and confirm that it is password protected. It will say "Protected:" at the beginning of the post title if it is.
  8. Done

There are many different reasons that you may want to password protect a page. For example, your content may be private, and you only want a select few of people to see it. Another reason is that the content isn't quite ready yet, but you want a simple way to share it with people that you know so that they can review it and give feedback.

Remove Password Protection

These steps will return the page or post back to regular mode, and remove the password protection:

  1. In the settings screen for the page or post, click "Edit" next to "Visibility"
  2. Click the "Public" bullet
  3. Click "OK"
  4. Click "Publish" or "Update" to save the settings

Instead of password protected, you can also make posts or pages private instead.