This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

WP Password Protect Publication


A simple plugin that adds a password to the publication metabox. This is to help avoid accidental publication.

Think of obituaries that you keep updated but you don’t want to get published by mistake!!!

The password component is loaded onto the editor for posts and pages by default.

Use the filter “wp-password-protect-publication-supported_post_types” to adjust the supported post types.


  • Unprotected add / set password to protect
  • Protected type password to unlock


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload wp-password-protect-publication to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Password is in plain text in the DB

Contributors & Developers

“WP Password Protect Publication” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • first version