Big thanks to Kate Mag for the Private Only plugin, which allows you to password protect a whole site (like this).

If you use a live development server during your WordPress development, you should check out this plugin. It’s a few steps better than just unchecking the setting that says allows search engines to find this site.

One thought on “WordPress Plugin to Make Site Private During Online Development

  1. Fred Christman

    I put that Private Only and the plugin that goes with it on a new site with theme 2015, no changes and only a couple posts. I was locked out. Finally found that if I tried to log in (admin) and was rejected, if I clicked the ‘Back to …’ link below on the login form, and THEN tried again , it showed me the start page, with an ‘edit’ link at the top. Taking that got me to the dashboard. I took them off immediately.



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