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p5 : Plenty of Perishable Passwords for Protected Posts

Description

By default, WordPress can protect each post with one and only password. This plugin gives you the possibility to assign multiple passwords on each post, with an expiration date.

Screenshots

  • A protected post with multiple passwords

Installation

  1. Upload plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Specify WordPress timezone on General Settings screen (/wp-admin/options-general.php). If possible, choose a real timezone (eg ‘Europe/London’) which may be more accurate than offsets (‘+2:00’) in some cases.
  4. Be sure that your template files use the WordPress function to protect your content :

    See WordPress codex for more info.

FAQ

What happens when a password expire ?

The password is deleted from the database, so it is no longer attached to your post.

Expired passwords aren’t deleted. Why ?

The plugin use WordPress cron feature to periodically delete expired passwords. Please make sure this functionnality is working on your WordPress installation. WP-Cron Control plugin is a good way to see what’s happening with the cron.

My post is no longer protected. Why ?

In WordPress, a post is protected as long as it has a password attached. When all the post passwords have expired, the post is no longer protected. It’s as simple as that.
To keep a post protected, assign it a password without an expiration date.

Are my already defined passwords conserved after installation ?

Yes.

Are my password-protected posts still protected when I deactivate/uninstall p5 plugin ?

Yes. After deactivation or uninstallation, your posts are still protected with the first password that was attached to each of them.

My password is supposed to be expired, but I still can see my protected content

Be sure that the timezone is well defined in /wp-admin/options-general.php

Does this plugin provide some hooks ?

Yes. Actually these actions are defined :

  1. p5_insert_password, called after insertion of a new password
  2. p5_update_password, called after password update
  3. p5_save_password, called indifferently after p5_insert_password or p5_update_password.
  4. p5_delete_password, after a password has been deleted

Contributors & Developers

“p5 : Plenty of Perishable Passwords for Protected Posts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.4

  • Fixed bug on cookie expiration date, due to difference of timezone between WordPress and the client
  • Minor improvements for WP UI
  • Updated jQuery Timepicker Addon

1.3

Get ready for languages packs (WP 3.7.1 feature)

1.2

Workaround to url_to_postid getting bugged. (see https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/19744)
The post ID was not retrieved on custom post types.

1.1

Use CSS scope on jQuery UI datetime picker to avoid collisions

1.0

First release