I just discovered this plugin and really prefer it to a different plugin I had been using for custom sidebars. However, I am a bit confused by the “password protected” aspect of the sidebar.
I have a hierarchy of pages that are password protected. I would like these pages to have a different sidebar than the non-password protected parts of the website, but I only want the sidebar to show up when someone puts in the correct password for the page. Currently, this is sort of working if I use Chrome to access the page as it shows the tags, links, etc. in the sidebar and when the password is put in, the correct sidebar loads. This is not ideal, but it will work. If at any point I change the sidebar to hide meta data, the sidebar content shows before the password is input. However, IE9 consistently shows the sidebar prior to entering the password no matter the meta preferences.
First, am I interpreting the “password protect” aspect of the sidebar correctly? If I am, I’m not very code-savvy, so I’m not sure if or how this can be fixed. Thoughts?
The password-protected page is http://www.pathwayhomes.org/employee-home. The dummy password for the page is currently “password” for testing purposes.
Thanks for your feedback.
Unfortunately, password protection is not supported by the plugin, but it certainly is a good idea. So, if a page is password protected, the sidebar should only be loaded when the password has been entered (no matter how the privacy settings of the sidebar is).
I’m not really sure what you mean about the differences in Chrome and IE9 though, as the browsers ought to show the same content.
Are you using a plugin to protect content on your site or the built in settings? When I visit http://www.pathwayhomes.org/employee-home, I am redirected to http://www.pathwayhomes.org/wp-login.php?redirect_to=/employee-home.
This feature has been implemented in version 1.1
Of course. If you password protect some content, content aware sidebars to be displayed with that content will only be loaded when password has been entered.
All you have to do is:
1. Make some content password protected
2. Create a sidebar and in the accordion menu select the content just created
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