I'm using WP's password protection to hide certain pages so only visitors that received a password can access them. But I don't want other visitors to see the protected pages in the navigation. Only when they entered the correct password they shall see the "exclusive" pages and get access to them. That requires me to have a global input-field (ideally in the navigation-area) where they can enter the password and will then be taken to the first password protected page as well as see the protected page now in the navigation.
As far as I understood this is basically the same topic but unfortunately there's no answer to it yet: Login using the password from protected pages
I don't want to use the regular Wordpress Login function since I don't want/need to have individual users. Just one password to rule them all.
I really appreciate your help! Thank you!