Privacy Options

Even if your website is publicly available, you can make specific Pages and Posts private in one of two ways.

Marking Pages and Posts Private

This method will make the Page or Post available to only members of your website who can login.

  1. While editing your Post or Page, click Edit next to Visibility in the Publish box.
    Edit Page Visibility
  2. Select Private and click OK.
    Private Page
  3. Publish or Update your Page or Post.
  4. Your Page or Post is now Private. This means that only members of your website who are administrators or editors will be able to see the content. Anyone else will receive a “Not Found” message.
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Password Protect Pages and Posts

You may also password protect Pages and Posts. This will allow non-members of your website access if they know the password.

  1. While editing your Post or Page, click Edit next to Visibility in the Publish box.
    Edit Page Visibility
  2. Select Password protected and type a password in the box.
  3. Click OK.
    Password Protect a Page
  4. Publish or Update your Post or Page.
  5. Your Post or Page will be marked as Protected and require visitors to type in the password you created. You will need to share this password with people who need to see the content.
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Note: While this does protect the page content from casual visitors, if your visitors share the password with others or leave their browser open, others may have access to the content.