How to Password Protect Entire WordPress Website

From week to week, I receive a number and variety of wide-ranging questions and inquiries pertaining to WordPress websites.

I recently received an inquiry in regards to how easy or difficult it is to password protect an entire WordPress website from the general public.

Of course, there are a number of ways to achieve a fully protected and private WordPress website.

If you’re technically savvy enough to understand web servers, then you know it’s quick easy to password protect an entire WordPress website by password protecting the website’s root directory.

Whether an entire website or certain directories or pages within a website, I use directory and file password protection quite often.

But again, you better have the technical chops to feel safe using your web host provider’s interface or SSH command line interface (CLI) to achieve such a feat.

For technically-challenged folks or those simply looking for an easy, self-contained feature within WordPress to password protect an entire WordPress website should look no further than the WordPress Plugin Hide My Site.

I’ve used it for a number of years when developing WordPress websites on primary or secondary development domains.

The Hide My Site plugin is downright easy to understand, manage, and only takes minutes to setup.

And although Hide My Site offers simple site-wide protection from brute force attacks, it also offers advanced premium features to change the design or more fortified security for a nominal fee.

All in all, it’s very lightweight, kept up to date regularly, and easy enough for a novice WordPress user to understand and use.

So, what are you waiting for? Time’s a wasting away. Watch this quick and easy tutorial, and learn how to password protect your entire WordPress using a simple and FREE WordPress plugin.

Let me know if you have questions or comments about password protect WordPress, or general WordPress questions/comments. That’s all for now.

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Written by Alvin Brown
He's an experienced and passionate serial entrepreneur, founder and publisher of Kickstart Commerce. Alvin possesses a great love for startups dominating their market using profitable digital strategies for greater commerce.