I am trying to set up a class website for an upcoming fall quarter class. I love WordPress, and have enjoyed setting up the site, but wanted to include private group pages, where small groups (3-4 students) could enter the page (with a password) and submit files. That way, they wouldn't be embarrassed to submit their writing assignments publicly, in front of the entire class...just a couple of other group members.
However, when I tried to set up one page with a password protection (I've tried all three options: Private, Published and Draft), it will either:
1. Enter the page indiscretely, with no prompt for a password,
2. Show up with an "Error 404" message.