There are many reasons a person or business might restrict access to some or all of their information online, including their online blog. It is important to ensure however that you have a password reset disk set up because if you lose access yourself it could be catastrophic.
People choose to write a blog for a variety of reasons. Some choose to diarise their lives and their family’s lives, some raise awareness of an issue or campaign via their blog, and some people explore a specific niche related to their work or hobby through a blog; whatever the reason using password protection is a handy option.
For a personal blog, ensuring password protection is in place will enable you to restrict who reads what you have written. If your entire blog is for your eyes only or just for your family to read if you write a lot about your children or include photographs you want kept private, or if your blog contains particularly sensitive information then restricting access by putting a password in place is wise.
Businesses may also make use of password protection on their blog. Access to secret sales, specific membership information and more may all be cleverly concealed via a password and only revealed to those the business wishes to see them.
There are indeed a great number of reasons why you may benefit from having password protection on your blog.
Password Protecting Your Blog
Fortunately it isn’t necessary to password your entire blog if you only want to restrict specific sections or pages. While all platforms are different it is usually possible to password protect a single page. If your blog is open to the public and one particular post is not you may give the password to those you do wish to read it and exclude others.
There are different methods in password protecting a blog or page.
- In WordPress, you can password protect your entire blog or a given page in the Post Editor, on the right, by setting Visibility to Password Protect.
- Blogger has neither built-in ability so check out this tutorial on how to encrypt the password and code to safely password protect your blog post (or page).
Password Protection Software
Protecting a single page and giving out the password purely for that section enables you to keep your master log-in details safe from others. Unfortunately, with so many passwords to remember, it is quite easy to forget one. This is where a password remover would come into play.
There are many ways to regain access to a machine or indeed to any place that a password has been forgotten when using a suitable piece of software to create a password remover disk that is specific to your machine. Having this in place enables blog users to change and add passwords at will without worrying about locking themselves out.
Summary and Attribution
Password protection enables you to use your blog, be it a personal one or a business related one is a variety of new ways as well as to restrict access. This is a feature that few utilize as they simply don’t know it exists yet is very popular with those who already use it.
Attribute to: Duncan Cumming. Having established his career in digital sales and marketing, Duncan formed his own SEO agency, Cayenne Red. Along with the running of his business, Duncan spends time writing informative and helpful articles about the different areas of online marketing.