just curious - why don't our passwords get ***-ed out within the admin panel when protecting individual posts?
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Because no-one else should be able to see them anyway?
You're going to share them with people so that they can view the post so it's more of a deterrent (sp???) than security anyway.
Just a thought!
Actually its customary for passwords to be shown as '*' for stuff like that. I know when I sign up someplace new, I always see them even though I would rather see what I'm typing. Hate to get my password wrong. :)
I must admit that I would rather (as it does) show the plain text password.
Imagine six months down the line someone asks you for the password to the post that you protected:
"Hmm, now, what the hell did I set it to? If only it was in clear text rather than those annoying asterisks..."
And then when you look in the database and it's MD5 encoded. :)
If you can get to the database - don't forget you're hosted on wp.com... :)
So you'd have to send the admins a feedback begging them to reset the password on that post...
Does this answer the original question? ;)
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