password protecting blog page

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Lawrence / 16 Points
2013-08-15 8:28 pm EST
I am trying to password protect a blog page ( in wordpress. I have followed the appropriate steps and it shows as "password protected" on the page list. But it does not ask for a password. I have tested this in Explorer and Firefox and on two different computers all with the same result. What am I missing?

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16,427 Points
2013-08-15 9:05 pm EST
Hello Lawrence,

Sorry to hear you're having problems with the Password protect function. The problem is that WordPress generates the page on the fly from the database. It's not a directory that you can simply password and prevent access. The password protect function in the cPanel is designed to prevent direct access to a file within that directory.

However, the good news is that WordPress has the option for this built directly in the Admin under the PUBLISH options. Check out this article from the Wordpress Codex: Using Password Protection in WordPress. After you have this set in WordPress make sure to remember to remove the password protection that you added from cPanel.

I hope this helps!

Sorry again from the confusion! Please let us know if your require any further assistance!

Arnel C.

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Thanks. The password protection in WordPress is what I'm referring to. When that didn't work, I explored options in cPanel but, to my knowledge I didn't use that to apply any password, because I could not access the particular page I was concerned with. The wordpress function works on other pages, but seemingly not on the blog page.
16 Points

2013-08-15 9:49 pm EST
Hello Lawrence,

Sorry to hear you are having trouble password protecting Wordpress. If the built-in password protection is not working, you will want to try disabling the plugins and testing again, or using the default theme, and testing. This allows you to rule out any plugin/theme incompatibility issues.

Also make sure Wordpress, and any themes, or plugins are up-to-date.

If you are still having trouble, you can also try using a plugin, such as the free "Password Protect WordPress" plugin.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

12,049 Points
2013-08-16 10:02 am EST
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