en WordPress.com Forums › Support "protected" blogs are NOT protected! Author Posts June 17, 2012 at 11:33 pm #920341 96815waiksmicMember Why does the “protected” status for a post not work? The blog I need help with is mikedamic.wordpress.com. June 17, 2012 at 11:43 pm #920500 96815waiksmicMember “password protected” posts are NOT protected. It just shows up with “protected” next to the title & anyone can read it. June 17, 2012 at 11:52 pm #920502 timethiefMember I can’t read it and the display is see is the same as every other one I have seen. June 17, 2012 at 11:55 pm #920503 96815waiksmicMember The post I’m talking about is now on private. Otherwise the password protected allows anyone to read it. June 17, 2012 at 11:58 pm #920505 raincoasterMember Not true. You can read it because you already have the password stored on a cookie in your computer. Do a full cache clear and restart and you’ll see you can’t read it. This is a common error. June 18, 2012 at 12:03 am #920511 96815waiksmicMember thanks cache clear & restart my computer? June 18, 2012 at 12:09 am #920514 raincoasterMember yes, it’s also called the Cookie Dance. Your computer is storing that information, so you need to flush it out as if your computer had never seen your post before: then you will see it as other people do. Here are the instructions: http://raincoastermedia.com/2012/05/01/the-cookie-dance/ June 18, 2012 at 12:15 am #920515 96815waiksmicMember Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you! June 18, 2012 at 12:24 am #920516 raincoasterMember You’re welcome. Author Posts The topic ‘"protected" blogs are NOT protected!’ is closed to new replies.