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How to Secure a Category or Taxonomy

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The Password-protected WordPress plugin allows you to protect a category or taxonomy along with all the posts that fall under it. This feature offers a versatile way to safeguard the specific content of your WordPress site.

Accessing and Enabling Category/Taxonomy Protection:

Before securing a category or taxonomy with password protection, ensure you’ve installed and activated Password Protected Pro. Once you’ve completed that step, follow these instructions to access and enable this feature.

  1. Navigate to your WordPress admin dashboard.
  2. Click on the “Password Protected” plugin in the side menu.
  1. Select the “Category/Taxonomy Protection” tab from the top navigation bar.

Category/Taxonomy Protection

The following options are in the “Category/Taxonomy Protection” tab.

  1. Protect Categories/Taxonomies.
  2. Protect Post-Tags.

Protect Categories:

This option enables you to password-protect entire categories or taxonomies and the posts they encompass. To enable category/taxonomy protection, follow these steps.

  • Mark the “Category” checkbox.
  • Go to the Category page under the Post section in the side menu.
  • Scroll down to the Password Protected Pro section.
  • Choose one or more categories or taxonomies you want to protect from the drop-down menu. Click the Save Changes button
  • On clicking the Save Changes button after marking the Enable Password Protection checkbox,
  • you will find some fields to configure the password settings for your categories/taxonomies.
  1. Password: Enter the password you want to use for your category protection.
  2. Usage Limit: Enter the number of times a user can access your post of that category with this password.
  3. Expiry: Enter the date when the password will expire and no longer work.
  4. Status: Choose whether to activate, deactivate, or expire the password.
  •  Click Save Password to apply password protection to your category/categories.
  • The Password Detail Logs will be shown at the end of the password protected section.

Protect Post Tags:

This option enables you to password-protect post tags, which means posts with those associated tags will be password protected. To enable post-tags protection, follow these steps.

  • Mark the “Post-tags” checkbox.
  • Go to the Tags under the Post section in the side menu.
  • Scroll down to the Password Protected Pro section.
  • Choose one or more Post-Tags you want to protect from the drop-down menu. Click the Save Changes button.
  • On clicking the Save Changes button after marking the Enable Password Protection checkbox,
  • you will find some fields to configure the password settings for your post-tags protection.
  1. Password: Enter the password you want to use for your post-tag protection.
  • Usage Limit: Enter the number of times a user can access your post of that post-tag with this password.
  • Expiry: Enter the date when the password will expire and no longer work.
  •  Click Save Password to apply password protection to your Post-Tag/Post-Tags.
  • The Password Details Page will be shown at the end of the password protected section.

Understanding the Protection Levels:

The Password Protected WordPress Plugin Pro offers various levels of protection for your content, including site-wide, global, category/taxonomy or post-tags, and individual post/page protection. When you have multiple protection levels configured on your site, it’s essential to understand how they interact.

Password Entry:

Suppose you have more than one protection level enabled on your site, such as site-wide protection and category/taxonomy or post-tag protection. In that case, users only need to enter the password for the highest protection level.

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