How to Password Protect Your Blog Posts on WordPress

There are times when you don’t want to share your blog post with everybody. You just want to share particular blog post with specific set of people. During this type of situation, it’s always better to password protect your blog posts on WordPress. You can then, hand them your password.

Here are the steps for you to password protect your blog post.

1. Go to Dashboard -> Posts
Dashboard -> Posts

2. Choose the blog post you want to password protect
List of All Posts in WordPress

3. At the top right, besides your post editor you’ll see the ‘Publish’ screen option.
Publish Screen Option on WordPress

4. Click Edit on Visibility.
Visibility in Publish Screen Option on WordPress

5. You will see list of 3 radio buttons. Public, Password Protected and Private.
Visibility Option on WordPress Publish Screen

6. Choose Password Protected.
Choose Password Protected in Visibility in Publish Screen Option on WordPress

7. Choose a strong password
Choose Password for Password Protection in Visibility Screen on Publish Screen Opotion in WordPress

8. Click OK and Update

9. Head over to the particular blog post to check if it’s password protected or not.
Password Protected Blog Post on WordPress

10. Type in the password to view your blog post.
Writing Password on Password Protected Blog Post in WordPress

11. If you can view your blog post, then you’re done. You’ve successfully password protected your blog post.
Blog Post Which Was Password Protected in WordPress

Similarly, you can also perform the same action for pages to password protect it.

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