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    Password Protected for WordPress allows you to secure your website with a single password. The ultimate password protection plugin protects your WordPress categories, posts, products, and more with the simplest of ease.

    Password Protected does not protect images or uploaded files, so if you enter an exact URL of an image file, it will still be accessible.

    Password Protected Features

    • Easy to set up – Password protect your WordPress site with a single password.
    • Set a description – Display text (description or instructions) above or below the password field.
    • reCaptcha v2/v3 – You can enable Google reCAPTCHA v2 or V3 to increase bot security measures.
    • Allow administrators – Option to allow administrators access without entering the password.
    • Allow logged-in users – Option to give logged-in users access to the website.
    • Allow RSS Feeds – Option to allow access to feeds.
    • Allow Rest API Access – Allow admin to access pages and posts.
    • Customization – Customize the password-protected screen, including the background, font, logo, and colors (using Login Designer)

    Please note, this plugin works by setting a cookie to allow access to the site. If you are using a caching plugin or web hosting such as WP Engine that has in-built caching, you will need to configure the caching service to be disabled if the Password Protected cookie is set.

    Password Protected Pro

    Password Protected Pro is a Kinsta recommended plugin that offers powerful features that will take your WordPress website password protected to the next level.

    • Exclude page posts & post types – Option to exclude specific pages and post types from password protection.
    • Limit login attempts – Limit the user’s attempts to enter a password for a specified interval.
    • Lockdown time – Set a time (in minutes) during which users can not enter the password after their login attempts are limited.
    • Usage limits – Set a usage limit after which a password can not be used.
    • Status control – You can change the status of the password (Active, Deactivated, Expired).
    • Manage multiple passwords – Edit, activate, deactivate, or delete passwords (individual or bulk action).
    • Set Expiry Dates – Options to select the expiry date for specific passwords
    • Activity Log Reports – View the Activity Logs of each user, including their IP address, browser, status, date, and time of password attempts.
    • Priority Support – Our team of support professionals will make sure to handle your queries on high priority.

    Detect hackers and bots from abusing password protection with reCAPTCHA

    Google reCAPTCHA v2 or v3 empowers your WordPress website to prevent password abuse against automated software, bots, hackers, etc. This anti-spam tool will allow any real user to access your website easily.

    Password protect any post type

    You can include or exclude any post type from password protection. All of this can be done from the back end using a single password.

    Password protect your WordPress site with a single password

    Password Protected has the ability to secure your entire website with a single password. Everything from pages to posts will also be protected.

    Display password protected content in RSS feeds

    You can allow RSS feeds to show a login page after which user accessing the feed can view the password protected content. Disabling the option will restrict any user’s access to the website even if the RSS feed is public.

    Password usage limits and complexities

    Limits users from entering the password using Password Protected’s Usage Limit counter. Password greater than that limit can not be applicable on the login page.

    Usage limits can also be restricted by setting a password expiry from the calendar settings. This prevents users from re-using any given password. Regular password changes mitigate the risk of any security breach.

    Limiting password attempts prevents security issues like the Brute Force attack, where hackers keep trying to guess your password until they get it right. A complimentary solution to this feature is the Lockdown Timer, which resets the user’s right to log in after exceeding their login attempt limit.

    Monitor and review activity logs for Password Protected

    Password Protected’s Activity Log is similar to an audit log that gives you a record of the events that have taken place on your website. To provide you with a better understanding, here is a list of the details you will find in the activity log:

    • Filter options for passwords used in a specific range (All-time, Today, Yesterday, This Week, This Month)
    • IP addresses of the system from where the passwords were attempted.
    • Country names from where the passwords were attempted.
    • Browser names where the password was attempted.
    • Status of the password attempts (successful or failed)

    The admin can also perform the search operation on the activity log. You can search by IP, Country, Browser, and Status. For e.g., searching Success will search all the passwords with successful attempts, and searching Failure will search all the orders with failed attempts.

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