Angsuman’s Authenticated WordPress Plugin - Password Protection for Your WordPress Blog

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Overview

This WordPress plugin (tested on 1.5.x & 2.0) will make your blog accessible only to logged in users.

A must-have for paid-content publishers and privacy concerned bloggers.

This is a simple zero configuration plugin. It allows you to view any content, if and only if you are logged in.

Note: Please refer to WordPress Plugins (Free) Developed and Supported by Taragana.Com for a comprehensive list of all the plugins we have developed and provide for free. Any new plugin development requests (or enhancement requests) should also be indicated there as comments.

Update

For few users the plugin wasn’t directly redirecting but bringing up an intermediate page. Brian found a solution to this issue. The plugin has been updated with Brian’s fix. If you are facing this problem then you are strongly encouraged to download the new version. Otherwise you may continue with your existing version.

Note: We are working on a new version of this plugin. Please let me know the features you would like in the comments or email it to me at angsuman[at]taragana[dot]com. Lokking forward to your suggestions.

Use Cases

Paid Content Publishers
If you want to use WordPress to display paid-content to your users then this plugin is for you. It allows you to display your articles only to registered users. You can prevent non-paying users from registering on your blog by unchecking Anyone can register checkbox in Options / General screen. And then you can manually register the paying members (Users / Authors & Users screen under Add New Users section) who will then have access to site contents.

Private Bloggers
If you want to make your blog accessible to few people only (like family and/or friends) then this plugin is for you.

If you are writing on senstive topics which may cause problem in your professional / personal life then you can use this plugin to restrict access to the contents of this blog. Only you and your selected users will have access to the contents.

Note:
This plugin makes the whole blog inacccessible for non-logged in users including search engines. So long this plugin is active your blog contents will be inaccessible to search engines.

Disclaimer:

Use at your own risk. No warranties, expressed or implied are provided.

Download:

Angsuman’s Authenticated WordPress Plugin

Installation

http://codex.wordpress.org/Managing_plugins#Installing_a_plugin

Note: This Plugin supports one-click-install through WordPress Plugin Manager and is also available from WordPress Plugin DB.

  1. Upload ac_authenticator.php to your wp-content/plugins directory.
  2. Log in to WordPress.
  3. Click Plugins from the main menu.
  4. Scroll to find the name of the plugin - Angsuman’s Authenticated WordPress Plugin, and click Activate.

You are done!

Configuration & Usage

No configuration is required. Just activating the plugin is all you need to do and if you followed the installation steps above then you have already done that.

Enjoy!

Discussion
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Mike
December 4, 2010: 5:43 am

Displays a Wordpress login box - nothing else.
As there is no configuration - who can login, passwords etc, what’s the use?
I’d want my visitors to have some way of knowing what they had arrived at. If I were them, seeing this, I’d think I’d made a mistake. Actually, I think I must have - rubbish plugin.

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November 8, 2010: 12:57 pm

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November 7, 2010: 4:33 pm

Doesn’t appear to work - no longer accepts my password, which works again once the plugin is deleted.

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