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It’s important to take the necessary steps to secure your website. One way to do so is by adding an extra layer of password protection. Fortunately, WordPress has a built-in feature that allows you to protect your site with a password. This blog will walk you through how to easily set up password protection for your WordPress site.

Step 1: Log in to Your WordPress Dashboard

The first step is logging into your WordPress dashboard using your user name and password. This will give you access to the backend of your website, where you can make changes and adjustments as needed. Once you are logged in, navigate to the “Settings” tab located in the left sidebar menu.

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Step 2: Enable Password Protection

Once you have clicked on “Settings,” select “Privacy” from the drop-down menu. On this page, you will see a toggle button next to “Password Protect This Site.” Click it so that it turns blue and reads “Enabled.” When this box is checked, all visitors will be prompted for a username and password before they can view any of your content or pages. You can also choose which pages should be protected by selecting either “All Pages” or “Only Selected Pages” from the drop-down menu located below this box.

Step 3: Set Your Username & Password

Once the toggle button is enabled, two text boxes will appear below—one for entering a username and one for entering a password. Enter whichever username and password combination you prefer, then click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page. From now on, anyone who visits your website must enter these credentials before they can access any content or pages on your site.


Now that you know how easy it is to add an extra layer of security by enabling password protection for your WordPress site, there’s no excuse not to start protecting yourself today! By following these simple steps outlined above, you can rest assured knowing that only those with authorized access have access to everything on your website — making it more secure than ever before! So go ahead – lock down your WP site now!

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