How to password protect a web site?
July 17, 2007 11:35 PM Subscribe
I only want some specific people to be able to read my family website, so I have a two-pronged website password protection question.
posted by freddymungo to computers & internet (10 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to password-protect a website run by Wordpress. It shouldn't be indexable or searchable or even readable to anybody who doesn't know the password I'd send out to the people who would read it-- basically a family blog, for just the family and friends to read.
First, ideally the front page should just have one password field to fill out, and then they'd click okay and be able to do everything like it wasn't password protected-- no special user page or anything, which is what I get when I sign in to Wordpress with a "subscriber" account.
Second, I'd like for people to only have to fill in the password box once. It'd be nice if their putting in the right password would approve their IP address to read it, so every time they came back on that computer it'd skip right to the normal web site.
So, all that family or friends would have to do to read it would be to have the address bookmarked and enter the password once.
Are either of these things possible, and if so, what's the easiest way to do them? Failing that, any other possibilities are welcome.