I'm looking at the function and template references and I'm not seeing a way to test for whether a post is protected. Is there a theme function for (something like) is_password_protected()?

I'm already using add_filter( 'the_password_form', 'custom_password_form' ); to override the default form that shows up, but I want to customize some other aspects of the look when a post is password protected.

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Yes there is. It's post_password_required:

Whether post requires password and correct password has been provided.

  • Doh! How'd I miss that? Thanks for speedy answer!
    – artlung
    Commented Feb 8, 2011 at 16:57
  • You're welcome. It happens pretty often, you need these obvious functions and can't find them... That's when WP Answers comes in :P Commented Feb 8, 2011 at 17:05

Should be done close to this:

if ( have_posts() ) :

while ( have_posts() ) : 

    if ( post_password_required() ) :
    else :

    endif; // password


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