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How secure is the Wordpress Page level password feature?

How secure is the Wordpress Page level password feature?

How secure is the Wordpress Page level password feature?

I have been asked to develop a blog for a person who writes a monthly newsletter for 25 subscribing members.
At this time he emails them a word and an excel file.

Instead of his current process, he would like to have a website with a secure area where current pdf's and excel spreadsheets would be viewable only by members. He would also like an area with past pdf's and excel spreadsheets viewable by all. In between monthly newsletters he wants to make blog posts. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being important...he says that security is an 8.

I think Wordpress would be ideal for this by utilizing
the password-enabled Page function. Is this functionality sufficient for his needed level of security? If not is there a Plugin you would recommend or should I use something different than wordpress?

Thanks for any guidance you can provide!

RE: How secure is the Wordpress Page level password feature?

the answer, from my perspective, I'm not a fan of the page level password feature.  not at all.

I would either set up a specific page and adjust the template to test the user type before allowing access (current_user_can()) or use something like role_scoper and attach permissions to the page using that plugin.

it is not so much that the password feature is 'bad', it's just that it's klunky.  i am also not confident about how it plays with rss and remote blogging software.  I would rather attach permissions to the underlying post/page object.

apologies for the length delay in replying - i've been thinking a lot about the question before going with my gut instinct and dissing the password feature.


RE: How secure is the Wordpress Page level password feature?

I came across this article today, which lists other methods you can use to help make your WP blog more secure:


I'm certainly going to implement some of them on my blog.



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