There are many tutorials out there that shows you how to password protect your website content. Many of those utilize complex membership plugins that require user registration. But what if you just want to password protect your site without user registration? Let’s say you have a demo site for client work. You may only want that specific client to see your site. In this article, we will show you a very simple way to quickly password protect your WordPress site with a single password.
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Upon activation, you need to visit Settings » Password Protected page to configure plugin settings.
You will need to check the box next to Password Protected status to enable password protection.
Now you need to enter a new password. Anyone with the password will be able to view your WordPress site so you should choose a strong password with letters, numbers, and symbols.
You can also limit access to specific IP addresses. However, if you don’t have this information, then you should leave this blank.
Don’t forget to click on the save changes button to store your settings.
Now whenever someone tries to reach your WordPress site, they will see a password screen like this:
We hope this article helped you learn how to password protect a WordPress site without user registration. You may also want to see these vital tips and hacks to protect your WordPress admin area