Protected post in a feature in WordPress to allow users to control the visibility of their posts. If you’re new to this, you may read our tutorial on creating a protected post. It’s a great feature to limit the post to only certain audiences of your site.
For most of the cases, when you write lots of protected posts in your site, you’ll end up using the same password for most of them. Therefore, why don’t we simply create a global password?
Using Global Post Password plugin, you’ll be able to create a global password to all protected posts in your site. Once activated, you can create a global password and enable the feature from the plugin’s settings page. Simple go to
Settings > Global Post Password.
However, just to remind that if you enable the feature, all passwords of all protected posts will be overwritten by the new global password. Therefore, if there’s any specific post that you’d like to use a different password, this plugin isn’t suitable for you.
Additionally, you can define additional global passwords and users may use any of the passwords to gain access to the post. We like the idea behind this additional passwords:
These work just like the main global post password but can be removed at any time. Users can enter any of the global post passwords to gain access to any password protected post. This gives you the ability to have temporary passwords which can be revoked.
Looks like using this feature is a great way to encourage users to subscribe to your newsletter by giving the password (access) to certain premium posts to only your email subscribers.