I have a password protected page which I recently was asked by my client to change the password. The password protection is done from the WordPress dashboard by using the Status and visibility option from Page-> PageName -> Edit option and selecting Visibility: Password Protected and editing the password. The previous password had worked fine for many months but once I changed the password, the new password was not accepted. I keep getting the prompt for the password no matter how many times I enter the correct password.
Cache busting or a clue?
Interestingly if I add a cache busting querystring like ?a=0 to the end of the protected page's URL, I am let in! What's up with that? Does the page/WordPress know that I previously entered the correct password?
With WordPress, does the user need to enter the password each time they visit the password protected page or only the first?
Here are the installed plugins:
Activate | Delete Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. It keeps your site protected even while you sleep. To get started: activate the Akismet plugin and then go to your Akismet Settings page to set up your API key.
Version 4.1.4 | By Automattic | View details
Aweber Forms by Optin Cat
Add New Optin Form | Support | Deactivate Aweber Optin Cat Helps You Get More Email Subscribers. Create Beautiful Campaign Monitor Opt-In Forms In Less Than 2 Minutes.
Version 2.4.1 | By Fatcat Apps | View details
Deactivate WordPress Backup Plugin
Version 3.7.0 | By Inpsyde GmbH | Visit plugin site | Documentation
Beaver Builder Plugin (Agency Version) Activate | Delete A drag and drop frontend WordPress page builder plugin that works with almost any theme!
Version 18.104.22.168 | By The Beaver Builder Team | Visit plugin site
Deactivate Call-To-Action Boxes that display after visitors scroll down far enough. Unobtrusive, but highly conversing!
Version 3.2.22 | By ibericode | View details
Contact Form 7
Settings | Deactivate Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
Version 5.1.7 | By Takayuki Miyoshi | View details
Easy Google Fonts
Settings | Deactivate A simple and easy way to add google fonts to your WordPress theme.
Version 1.4.4 | By Titanium Themes | View details
Easy Media Download
Activate | Delete Easily embed download buttons for your digital media files
Version 1.1.4 | By naa986 | View details
Settings | Deactivate The most advanced frontend drag & drop page builder. Create high-end, pixel perfect websites at record speeds. Any theme, any page, any design.
Version 2.9.8 | By Elementor.com | View details | Docs & FAQs | Video Tutorials
Deactivate Elementor Pro brings a whole new design experience to WordPress. Customize your entire theme: header, footer, single post, archive and 404 page, all with one page builder.
Version 2.9.3 | By Elementor.com | Visit plugin site | View details | Changelog
Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights
Activate | Delete The best Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. See how visitors find and use your website, so you can keep them coming back.
Version 7.10.4 | By MonsterInsights | View details
Deactivate This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, Dolly. When activated you will randomly see a lyric from Hello, Dolly in the upper right of your admin screen on every page.
Version 1.7.2 | By Matt Mullenweg | View details
Jetpack by WordPress.com
Activate | Delete Bring the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.
Version 8.4.2 | By Automattic | View details
ManageWP - Worker
Activate | Delete We help you efficiently manage all your WordPress websites. Updates, backups, 1-click login, migrations, security and more, on one dashboard. This service comes in two versions: standalone ManageWP service that focuses on website management, and GoDaddy Pro that includes additional tools for hosting, client management, lead generation, and more.
Version 4.9.6 | By GoDaddy | View details
Deactivate Master Slider is the most advanced responsive HTML5 WordPress slider plugin with touch swipe navigation that works smoothly on devices too.
Version 3.5.8 | By averta | View details
MC4WP: Mailchimp for WordPress
Activate | Delete Mailchimp for WordPress by ibericode. Adds various highly effective sign-up methods to your site.
Version 4.7.6 | By ibericode | View details
Activate | Delete This plugin adds shortcodes, widgets, and themes to your WordPress site.
Version 1.5 | By Mike Hansen
One Click Demo Import
Deactivate Import your content, widgets and theme settings with one click. Theme authors! Enable simple demo import for your theme demo data.
Version 2.5.2 | By ProteusThemes | View details
Deactivate OptinMonster is the best WordPress popup plugin that helps you grow your email list and sales with email popups, exit intent popups, floating bars and more!
Version 1.9.6 | By OptinMonster Team | View details
Pro WP Limit Login Attempts
Settings | Deactivate Limit rate of login attempts and block ip temporarily . It is protecting from brute force attack.
Version 2.6.3 | By Arshid | Visit plugin site
Recent Posts Widget With Thumbnails
Deactivate Small and fast plugin to display in the sidebar a list of linked titles and thumbnails of the most recent postings
Version 6.7.0 | By Martin Stehle | View details
Riddle Quiz Maker
Deactivate Create 14 types of quizzes, personality tests, surveys, and more on Riddle.com - then use our plug-in to easily embed them into any page or post.
Version 4.2.0 | By Riddle Technologies AG | View details
Settings | Docs | Upgrade | Deactivate Reduce image file sizes, improve performance and boost your SEO using the free WPMU DEV WordPress Smush API.
Version 3.6.1 | By WPMU DEV | View details | Rate Smush | Support | Roadmap
Sucuri Security - Auditing, Malware Scanner and Hardening
Activate | Delete The Sucuri plugin provides the website owner the best Activity Auditing, SiteCheck Remote Malware Scanning, Effective Security Hardening and Post-Hack features. SiteCheck will check for malware, spam, blacklisting and other security issues like .htaccess redirects, hidden eval code, etc. The best thing about it is it's completely free.
Version 1.8.24 | By Sucuri Inc. | View details
W3 Total Cache
Activate | Delete The highest rated and most complete WordPress performance plugin. Dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your site. Add browser, page, object and database caching as well as minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress.
Version 0.13.2 | By BoldGrid | View details
Activate | Delete An eCommerce toolkit that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.
Version 3.9.1 | By Automattic | View details
Activate | Delete WooCommerce blocks for the Gutenberg editor.
Version 2.5.11 | By Automattic | View details
WP File Manager
Buy Pro | Donate | Deactivate Manage your WP files.
Version 6.4 | By mndpsingh287 | View details
WP Retina 2x
Deactivate Make your website look beautiful and crisp on modern displays by creating + displaying retina images.
Version 5.6.0 | By Jordy Meow | View details
Activate | Delete Beginner friendly WordPress contact form plugin. Use our Drag & Drop form builder to create your WordPress forms.
Version 22.214.171.124 | By WPForms | Visit plugin site
Activate | Delete AWeber integration with WPForms.
Version 1.2.0 | By WPForms | Visit plugin site
WPForms Conversational Forms
Activate | Delete Create Conversational Forms with WPForms.
Version 1.3.0 | By WPForms | Visit plugin site
WPForms Form Abandonment
Activate | Delete Form abandonment lead capture with WPForms.
Version 1.2.0 | By WPForms | Visit plugin site
WPForms Surveys and Polls
Activate | Delete Create Surveys and Polls with WPForms.
Version 1.4.0 | By WPForms | Visit plugin site