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WordPress Plugin: Global Post Password

Latest version: 1.4.2- Released July 4th, 2010
  • Add a body class of 'has-post-password' to individual posts when a user has entered the correct password.


Enables you to set a global password for all your password-protected posts, and switch password protection on or off from the writing screen with just one click.

If you publish a lot of password-protected posts (or even if you don’t), you may end up using the same password for every post. With this plugin you can define a global post password from your ‘Settings-> Privacy’ menu, and switch password protection on or off from the writing screen. When you change the global password, all password-protected posts are automatically updated with the new password.

  1. global-post-password screenshot 1

    Switching a post's password protection on or off.

  2. global-post-password screenshot 2

    The settings screen.

Note that this plugin does not automatically enable password-protection on every post. It allows you to use a global password for every post that you choose to password-protect.


  • Unzip the ZIP file and drop the folder straight into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  • Visit the ‘Settings -> Privacy’ menu in WordPress and set a global post password.

Now whenever you write or edit a post (or page) you’ll be able to switch password-protection on or off with one click, instead of having to manually type in a password for each post. You can change the password whenever you like.

More Information

Please see the plugin’s page on the WordPress Plugin Directory for more information, including FAQs.


ZIP file from downloads.wordpress.org

Any comments, questions, queries, suggestions, complaints, etc, please leave a comment below!