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Password protected posts

  1. I asked this question a while back but still not resolved and my follow up questions havent' been answered.

    I'd like the blog posts to be password protected and while I'm able to PW the "Library" page I'm unable to do the same for the posts.

    In "Reading Settings" I've set Front page displays to "About" and Post Page to "members only" but no luck.

    timethief answered with :The Visibility area of the Publish module is used to set who can read the post. Here are the instructions for password protection of posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-visibility/

    However, if you wish to password protect every post on a public blog that doesn't make much sense to me. I would simply make the whole blog private because blogs are all about posts. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    By default the front pages of our blogs is the running apage for posts. If we wish we can create another static page for the front page of the blog and a second static page for our posts to appear on. Then we can assign those pages accordingly here > Settings > Reading http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

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    So I'm Still unable to get this to work the way I want it to.

    I understand this sounds crazy but this is more website than blog.

    I can create a page, pw protect it but as soon as I point the posts to that page (Reading Settings, Post Page: "posts") the pw protection no longer works for that page.

    Again, what I need is for the posts to be pw protected.

    This is flypmsc.org btw.

    The blog I need help with is flypmsc.org.

  2. You need to have a clear understanding of the differences between posts and pages:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/

    Posts are what make your blog a blog — they’re servings of content that are listed in reverse chronological order on your blog’s dynamic page.

    Dynamic is my word, and you cannot set the dynamic list of posts (your posting page) to password protected.

    As timetheif noted,

    …if you wish to password protect every post on a public blog that doesn't make much sense to me. I would simply make the whole blog private because blogs are all about posts.

    But if you insist on having public pages and password protected posts, then you will have to set each and every post to "password protected."

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