Hide My Site

Description

Choose a single password to protect your entire wordpress site. Only visitors who know the password will be able to access your wordpress site. This is a great tool for someone setting up a development version of a wordpress site or anyone else looking to hide their site from the public, search engines, etc…Set your site-wide password by going to Settings > Hide My Site > Set Your Password. If you want to disable password protection uncheck the box at Settings > Hide My Site > Enable Password Protection.

Duration

You can choose how many days you want the user to stay logged in by going to Settings > Hide My Site > Duration.

New in Version 1.6

  • You can choose to automatically grant access to specific ip addresses

New in Version 1.5

  • You can set and customize the title tag for the login page
  • You can choose to discourage search engines from indexing your login page via Settings > Reading > Search Engine Visibility

New in Version 1.4

For Everyone

  • Brute force protection Blocks access to users after repeated failed login attempts. This protects you from hackers trying to guess your password using “Brute Force” methods. Protection can be toggled via Settings > Hide My Site > Brute Force Protection
  • You can choose to automatically grant access to admin users
  • Preview login page option – See your login page as a logged-out visitor would see it. Helpful if you want to see what your login page looks like even if you are already logged in

Version 1.3

For Everyone

  • ‘Password request for every page’ bug fixed.This will resolve the issue for the vast majority of the subset of users who were experiencing the bug that site visitors were receiving password requests on every page. Also, users can now log in from any page – you no longer have to log in from specifically the homepage in order to stay logged in.
  • Conflict with polylang plugin fixed
  • Password characters now hidden when entered on front end
  • Select a notification message to appear at the top of your login page

For Premium Users

  • Set background image size, position, repeat, and color via plugin settings page
  • Customize notification message text which appears at the top of your login page

Older Versions

  • See Changelog

Note, this plugin does not currently work with WP Engine hosting because they automatically cache your pages for you. If you use WP Engine or another host that auto-caches, try contacting them directly and ask them if they can deactivate the auto page caching on your site. If you are using a caching plugin and you notice that it conflicts with Hide My Site, try deactivating the plugin and see if that resolves it. Note that deactivating a caching plugin does not always purge the cache. Before you deactivate the caching plugin, first go to the plugin admin page and turn off caching from there.

Screenshots

  • Hide My Site in action
  • Setting the password and login duration
  • Setting password hint and RSS access
  • Displaying password hint on login page
  • 1 of 5 new sleek login page designs available to premium users
  • Choosing custom login page template, custom background image, and entering custom css (for premium users)
  • Premium users can now choose custom background images and enter custom css for their login pages

Installation

  1. From WP admin > Plugins > Add New
  2. Search “Hide My Site” under search and hit Enter
  3. Click “Install Now”
  4. Click the Activate Plugin link

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. From WP admin > Plugins > Add New
  2. Search “Hide My Site” under search and hit Enter
  3. Click “Install Now”
  4. Click the Activate Plugin link
Where do I set the password?

Settings > Hide My Site > Set Your Password

How do I set the duration that a user stays logged in?

Settings > Hide My Site > Duration

How do I override a login page template within my theme folder?

Choose one of the login page styles you want to use as your baseline. For example, let’s say you choose the ‘Ice’ style. Select the ‘Ice’ theme on the plugin settings page in Settings > Hide My Site > Select a theme for your login page. After you save changes, locate the associated php template file within the plugin subfolder called ‘templates’. In this case, it would be the ‘hmsice.php’ file. Copy and paste this file directly into your theme folder. You can now edit the file as you please, and when you update the plugin in the future, you will not lose the changes you have made to the template. Note this feature is only available to premium users.

Reviews

Looking for something simple, just didn’t work.

First, I see that the latest version of WP is shown as possibly not compatible with this plugin. So, i’ll give em that. Even though it’s only 5 months old.

Given that. I could not make this plugin work. Frustrating. Testing various options within the plugin but password form page would never accept it and it just kept showing the form to enter the password.

Using on local dev folder. Hard to recommend though.

BEWARE

Installing this plugin was quick and easy.

However, important settings, like admin being able to bypass password protected pages automatically did not work. It showed up despite being logged in as admin…EVERY TIME I WENT TO CHECK EDITS I MADE IN ADMIN.

So, I unchecked the box for password protection in the plugin settings, then deactivated the plugin, then deleted the plugin.

Password protection still appears. Cleared site cache, cleared browser cache. Still appears. IN ALL BROWSERS.

To have a decent aesthetic, plugin developer would like you to go PRO for a fee. I cannot imagine how one can CHARGE for a plugin that won’t do what it’s supposed to do in the free version.

BEWARE. There are other plugins that do this for free…with all options available without going ‘Pro’.

Protectint not all the site ?

Hi !

I would like to protect only some category on my website. Not all the website. Can I do that we this plug-in ? Or if not, do you know another plug-in that I can use to protect with a password just some categories of my website ?
(I know that wordpress have a function to do hat, but I don’t want to do it, because I have a lot of page/article to protect and it will be too long to do it.)

Thank you !

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Contributors & Developers

“Hide My Site” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

2.0.5

  • Resolves undefined index and undefined variable error notices
  • WP tested up to version 4.6.1

2.0.4

  • Fixes preview page bug which prevented users from viewing post previews

2.0.3

  • Fixes undefined property error messages

2.0.2

  • Properly fixes nag message bug

2.0.1

  • Fixes nag message bug

2.0

  • Adds compatibility with Multipass (multiple password) add-on
  • WP tested up to version 4.5.3

1.6.3

  • security enhancement

1.6.2

  • resolved upgrade-functions.php bug. restored login page preview link

1.6.1

  • resolved Undefined index: class bug

1.5

  • set and customize login page title tag
  • discourage search engines from indexing login page

1.4.1

  • fixed preview page bug which prevented users from viewing post previews

1.4

  • brute force protection
  • auto log in for admins
  • preview login page

1.3.2

  • change in code to ensure compliance with WordPress repository rules

1.3.1

  • ‘hmsclassic’ notification message bug fixed

1.3

  • ‘Password request for every page’ bug fixed
  • Conflict with polylang plugin fixed
  • Password characters now hidden when entered on front end
  • Select a notification message to appear at the top of your login page
  • Premium users: Set background image size, position, repeat, and color via plugin settings page
  • Premium users: Customize notification message text

1.2

  • Free feature added: Add a password hint
  • Premium features added: Five additional custom login page templates to choose from, Custom background image, Custom CSS, Create your own login page templates within your theme folder

1.1

  • Enabled XML-RPC access

1.0

  • Initial version