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Global Post Password

Globally set a password for all password protected posts and pages.

Does this plugin automatically enable password protection on every post?

No. It allows you to use a global password for every post that you choose to password protect.

Is the global password just for posts?

Despite the name of the plugin, anything that is password protected on your site will use the global password - this includes posts, pages, and custom post types.

How do I change the global password?

Visit the 'Settings -> Global Post Password' menu in WordPress.

Do I have to have administrator privileges to change the global password?

Yes. Only users with the manage_options capability can change the global password. By default, only Administrators have this capability.

What if I forget the password?

Visit the 'Settings -> Global Post Password' menu in WordPress and the password will be displayed there. And don't forget it again.

What's the correct way to remove the global password?

If you want to remove the global password functionality and return to per-post passwords, just disable or uninstall the plugin and normal password protection will return. Password protected posts will remain protected with the password you last set under 'Settings -> Global Post Password'.

How secure are password protected posts?

This plugin uses WordPress' built-in password protection system and simply enables you to set the password for all password protected posts globally. There are no known ways to read a password protected post without knowing the password for it.

Can users log out of password protected posts?

Yes. Try my Log Out of Password Protected Posts plugin which provides this functionality.

Requires: 4.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5.4
Last Updated: 7 months ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


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