Password protection issues in Safari

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    drsaraheaton
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    I would like to password protect a “Members” section of my website, for students enrolled in a course I am teaching. I initially did it this way”

    Pages –> Add New –> Publish –> Visibility –> Password Protected

    I added a password and e-mailed it to the students. Easy peasy. EXCEPT that in Safari for Mac, this page is not password protected. Seems OK in IE and Firefox. Have not tested it in Chrome. In Safari for Mac, this page shows up as a regular page, visible to anyone.

    The theme I am using is Enterprise 1.0-wpcom by StudioPress. Is this a function of the theme or does this issue affect all WP themes?

    Thanks.

    The blog I need help with is drsaraheaton.wordpress.com.

    #798747

    What is the link to the page?

    Do remember that wordpress uses cookies and if you have once visited the page and entered the password then wordpress will remember you and not ask for the password again (until the browser cookies are cleared or the cookie expires). Also note that if you are logged into the wordpress.com account then you will also not see the password field show up (you are the one that set the password so supposedly you would allow yourself to view the material).

    #798748

    If Safari is the browser you use for working on the site, log out, reset the browser clearing the cookies and cache, restart Safari and then take another look (do not log into wordpress). I think you will find that you are then asked to enter a password.

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