Password protected categories (9 posts)

  1. hrekum
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Another request!
    I would like to have all entries in a category protected by a common password. And for those entries not to show in the index, or any other archive order. Only when a user clicks on the category and completes the password successfully.
    I've seen similar requests without much response. Hoping to get some info this time around.

  2. iddapidda
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I would very much like to see that possibility as well.
    Does anyone know of a "simple" way to do this? Or maybe a not so simple way?

  3. Anonymous
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Is it possible to have password protected categories?
    Then I can have a general section for all commers, a private category for my work colleagues, a private category for my friends, another for family etc etc
    Or is there another way of achieving this? without having seperate blogs for each ?

  4. midori
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I wonder if with mod_rewrite and url rewriting, Apache would consider different categories to be in different folders, and thus allow a password protection for each ?

  5. yogaboat
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I"d be really interested in this as well. Any word on this feature with WP 1.5?

  6. ThomasD
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I agree, password protected categories would be a very interesting feature.

    It would also solve the following problem: when you have subpages of a password protected page they are not protected. That's not very secure (as if there is a need for security in blogging).

  7. eyetag
    Posted 10 years ago #

    anything new on this issue? i would appreciate this feature or any other possible solution for this massively, after changing to an open system as wordpress just because of finding a way to integrate this!

    apparently there is a big demand for this... what do you wordpress developer crackers think bout it?


  8. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well if you're game to do a little cracking yourself, you could look over a solution I put together for a Page displaying multiple posts:


    Something like that along with individual category templates might be workable.

  9. eyetag
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Kafkaesqui, i put in your password protection. first it seemed to work fine, but then something was changed in my configuration.

    i even don´t know if it has anything to do with the password thing (from what i can see it shouldn´t) but i also don´t have a glue what else could have happened, so i´m cross-posting it to over here where it all started from;|
    would be great, if you could have a short look on it...

    here´s the link to the describing post.

    thanks in advance!

    btw: i found a little workaround by just leaving the original quotes away for the moment... you can still see the same effect in the contact form ('kontakt')!

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