Is it possible to password protect individual pages with Wordpress? What I'm trying to do is have special pages suche as somesite.com/project1 which has a username and password that I can set, but somesite.com/project2 has a different username and password.

And so on and so forth, with new usernames and passwords for new pages created down the line.

Thanks in advance!


You can password protect individual pages and posts. Under the Publish section of the dashboard, look under the link for VISIBILITY. The default setting is PUBLIC, but you can change it to PRIVATE, which only you can see when you're logged in, or PASSWORD PROTECTED, which requires you to enter a password when you are posting the page/post, and for the reader to enter the password to view the content. Using this method, there is no username but you can control visibility

An alternative would be to use a membership plugin, which requires an individual user to log in, where you control their access to areas of your blog/site and what documents they have access.

Link to Membership Plugins in the Codex

  • I was looking for this all day and it was so easy to fix! Thanks :) – Nick Oct 5 '11 at 13:50
  • @Nick - Glad it worked for you – Ray Mitchell Oct 7 '11 at 21:11
  • For those who want to where it is, this option is available in dashboard->Posts->during editing a particular post. – Micheal Learns to Rock Jan 18 '12 at 13:55

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