Secure Selected Content With Password Protect

Secure Selected Content With Password Protect

Sometimes you want to password protect aspects of your content but you don’t want to have to use a fully blown membership plugin to do so. A membership plugin, while awesome in many cases, can be overkill when it comes to protecting sections of your post or your page.

The good news is, we’ve developed a simple new plugin to password protect sections of your posts and pages without overdoing it.

Password Protect Selected Content lets you do just that – protect selected content.

This includes text, images, video, links, whatever you should desire.

Not only that, but the plugin can be used to hide information inside other shortcodes. This lets you protect video embeds and file download links.

After installing the plugin you’ll find the new protect content icon in your Visual Editor:

password protect icon

Input your post or page as usual. And select the content that you want to hide:

password protect 2

Add your password and watch the shortcode appear around the selected text:

text with password shortcode

Save as usual, and here it is:

text password protected

A simple and elegant solution to a problem that many of our users have come up against.

Check out the plugin on GitHub.

What are some of your favorite security or password plugins/tools? Let us know in the comments below.
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Aileen Javier
Aileen Javier A past writer for WPMU DEV