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Expire Password Protected Pages

Description

Description: This plugin will require visitors to type in the password each time they are visiting a password protected page. This also will prevent the page from being accessible if someone types in the password on a public computer. By default WordPress password protected pages sessions will last 10 days. Originally came up with this idea when a client did not want a password protected pages accessible after the browser was closed. While you could add the code to your function.php within your theme I did not want the code to get overwritten when doing a theme update. Using this plugin avoids the need for updating the function.php file.

Once you have it uploaded to your WordPress install. Simply login to your WordPress backend and activate the plugin. After it’s activated you no longer need to do anything. You can test the page by refreshing the page after typing the password or closing your browser. Once you visit the page again it will force you to type in the password.

Please note: If you use a cache plugin it may cause the plugin to not work correctly. Please whitelist the page you’re password protecting within your cache plugin.

You can use this plugin by downloading and unzippping it to the /plugin directory. Once you have it uploaded to your web host login to your WordPress backend and activate the plugin. After it’s activated you no longer need to do anything.

Installation

  1. Install plugin via the WordPress Plugin directory within your WordPress install or uploading the the folder expire-password-protected-pages to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

  3. Done

0.1.0

*Inital Date – August 15 2017

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install plugin via the WordPress Plugin directory within your WordPress install or uploading the the folder expire-password-protected-pages to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

  3. Done

0.1.0

*Inital Date – August 15 2017

Reviews

January 28, 2018
Install, Activate and Forget. Couldn't be simpler. Users don't have to do anything. When they leave a Protected Page the page is locked again. If they return, they have to enter their password again. Of course they can open other pages in other tabs, so if they need to bounce back and forth among pages they can do it easily. When they close the protected tab, use that tab to go elsewhere, or close the browser, the password is required again. Thanks for providing this.
December 4, 2017
Just install and activate -- that's all you do. The the password protected pages always need a password - no 10-day pass for those who entered before, as is the default for WordPress. This feels much more secure. For me, perfect!
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Contributors & Developers

“Expire Password Protected Pages” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors