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How can I password-protect content?

There are several ways you can protect content with WordPress.

Password-protected Pages

WordPress has a basic feature for password-protecting pages and posts. When adding or editing a page or post, click Edit by Visibility in the Publish box to set a password. See Using Password Protection for more information.

Password Protection

Private Pages

Another approach is to set Visibility to “Private” which makes a page or post visible only to a logged in user (that you have added via Users > Add New). See Private Content on the WordPress Codex for more on this.

Third-party Plugins

You can search the Plugin Directory if you need something more sophisticated. There are several plugins for membership and “protected content” that you can try.