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content of password protected pages and posts gets searched (7 posts)

  1. arminbw
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I created a page containing the word "secret".
    I set up a password to protect it and published it.
    If I am searching now (not logged-in) for the word "secret", the page shows up, not revealing it´s content, but still...

    Shouldn´t the content of password protected posts and pages be excluded from any search?

    G,
    Armin

  2. arminbw
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If I upload an image named "example.jpg" and put it into my password protected page, a search for "example.jpg" will bring up the page too.

  3. arminbw
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Found an ancient and closed ticket: http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3317

  4. arminbw
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Another shortcomming:

    If a protected post or page has attachments, those files are not protected themselves. If a user knows the URL but doesn't know the password, he can access them.

    The attachments are accessible to everyone, maybe even search engines.

    G,
    Armin

  5. rimchamp77
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have a related problem. I have a password to login to my account to post. For the past two months I have been unable to login using either of my two preferred passwords. I have the same two passwords for all my other online accounts. I have requested my current password [that works] repeatedly over this period at rimchamp77@juno.com - with no acknowledgment or response whatsoever. I have been effectively barred from posting at my own WordPress website. What gives?

  6. arminbw
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Rimchamp, this thread is not about login issues, but password protected posts...

    Check: Resetting_Your_Password

  7. arminbw
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Milestone changed from 2.0.5 to ... 2.8

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