I am not sure is this easy question or not. But 8 hour coding session answer is: “Extremely difficult”.
Simply, I want make “traditional .htaccess-style protected membership pages”. It is, without wordpress I can simply make folder, make password protection and put all to this folder. index.html, pdf-files, etc etc.
Password protection: Yes, it work in WordPress. Simply “page” and “password protection”. This is enough, BUT if I add some media… it is just in “public wordpress folder” and direct access.
Plugins cannot help me: Eg. “Ultimate member”, “simple membership” this all make very difficult way. Pluginless is also impossible: “check user logged in” ok, but still: no media protection. In history it was easier: simply make password protected folder, as I said.
All my page is “traditional technology homepage”, much public media, pages etc.
Most typical way is, I make user and pw manually, meself. This is quite similar than eg. schools: teacher make homepage and tell username and pw to students. Students can read some documents, fill answering forms etc. Username + pw is not individual: it is, “username: classgrade5, pw”. So, all students use same username and pw. Reason my case is just as school, I use “students”, “class” etc instead customer…
So: I try make password protection incl pages and media, and, as I wrote, “old way is password protected folder”.
mydomain.com/students/class1 is log in page, and username is class1students and password is password.
mydomain.com/students/class2 and username class2students and pw.. etc…
As you see, this is very simple. Of course I can accept password protected page: it is most easiest way. But, in WordPress it is unpossible protect media. (… “is user logged in” php is excelent, but it is only for posts and pages, for media not…)
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