A WordPress site I'm on uses WordPress's default cookie-based authentication. This means that the RSS feed of the page is password-protected and can only be read when the cookie is available. Unfortunately, this makes it impossible to include the feed into a feed reader like Feedly, Inoreader, or Slack.

Is there a way to export a page's feed in such a way that it is password-protected and can be used in major feed aggregators?

  • Then what would be the point in password protecting it? People will still be able to access it then. Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 13:33
  • People with the password, yes. Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 13:58

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Could you create a PHP file, which listens for a password through a GET method. Then if the password is correct, include the feed and display the feed?

Then you could only access the page if you use the url /example/feed.php?password=PASSWORD

if ($_GET['password'] == 'PASSWORD') {
    include 'path/to/feed';

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