Can I password protect my pages?

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I have several pages that I don't want the public to see. Is there a way I can password protect these pages so only a select few can view them?
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Hi,

You can password protect pages that you don't want to be viewed by the public. Follow these steps to password protect individual pages:

  1. Click Websites Manager in the left navigation menu. Then, click Edit Site.




  2. Go to the page you'd like to password protect.


  3. Click Page Settings in the top toolbar. Select Advanced Settings from the drop down. Then, enter a password for the page.




  4. Save and Publish the page and it will be password protected.


Warning: Search engines can't crawl any web page that is password protected. Your website may be penalized by ranking lower in search.

Hope that helps!

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I think he means the navigation menu--not sure; however, that is what happens to mine--I lose my means of navigation (buttons), my pictures, etc... I wanted people to be taken to a password protected page that would thank them for their order and on that thank-you page provide the link to the download page.

Now what do I do? It took me many hours to set up these downloads and the thank-you page, and now I have to redo them? Seriously?
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Oh, if I take the password protection off, the navigation buttons reappear. That defeats the purpose of the password protection, however.

Can someone help me?
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Sorry Glenn9504. That is a known bug that are developers are aware of. I don't have an eta for it yet, but there are several build updates coming next year. Unfortunately I don't think you'll see it fixed in the near future.
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I click the "Advance Settings" but there is no place that let me enter the password for the page.
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community5146,

See the promoted response at the top of the instructions from poisonchat20132699.

You first have to go to Background, Links and Footer (right above Advanced Settings) and select "Set for this page only). Once you click that, you will see the option that says "Password Protect This Page" under Advanced Settings.
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I followed the instructions given here.... problem is that my "Advanced Settings" page looks just like the example without the "Password Protect This Page" box? My site is on the basic plan; do I need to upgrade to business plan to get this option?
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Same for me and I have the Website Gold Plus Package.
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I can password some pages but not the one that I need to password. Very frustrating.
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I HAVE AN ANSWER!!!! The instructions above forgot to mention that you first have to go to Background, Links and Footer (right above Advanced Settings) and select "Set for this page only). Once you click that, you will see the option that says "Password Protect This Page" under Advanced Settings.

Hope this helps you!

Quin
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She is RIGHT!! It will work...
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Quin - Bless you for chiming in and helping. I almost gave up...lol
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Uh oh, didnt work... :( No option available...What is wrong with Intuit/Homestead?
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Hi,

Sorry for the very delayed response and thank you to poisonchat2013 for posting the solution.

For more information, please check out. https://community.homestead.com/homes...

Thanks,

Chris
Is there a way to have a sign in and password to view a page on my website?? My website is for our church and was thinking of making a church roster page for our members. Wouldn't want this information available to everyone, but to those who are members. I know that I can password protect a page but wasn't sure if each person would be able to set up their own sign in and password? Is this possible?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Login and Password for a page?.
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how do you passcode certain pages, so staff has access to certain pages when updating and download information of the sites

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
PASSWORD CODE CERTAIN SITE PAGES FOR INTERNAL USE.
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Hi ehennings21423746,

You may need to disable the master page feature before you're able to see the password protect field.

Hope this helps, thanks!

Ehsan
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I want to add a "Members Only" page to my site and move the Blog and Upcoming Events sections to it. If it's possible, how do I do it?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Is it possible to add links to a page that is password protected?.
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Hi landingsyc -

You can definitely password protect pages -- please see the steps above.

Thanks,
Aubrey
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I think I tried all the options above, and the changes are visible when I'm in the Preview mode. The links don't show up after Publish though.
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You may just need to clear your browser's cache, as I see the "member's only" link in your navigation and am taken to the Password page.

Hope that helps!
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I'm trying to add videos and information that only certain clients can access with a password.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Does Intuit have a feature to make particular posts on the website password enabled?.
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Hi agleasonhr5695,

In order to see the password field as instructed above, you'll need to first disable the master template feature by clicking:

Page Settings > Background, Links, Footer > Select "Set for only this page"
(option at the bottom)

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*please note: There is currently a bug that doesn't allow your navigation menu to appear on password protected pages. We're working on resolving this - However, I do not have an eta for the fix yet.

If you'd prefer to use a 3rd party solution, you may want to look into something like AuthPro.

I hope this info helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks,
Ehsan
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Doesn't help much. I have to choose between password protection or an index. That is a hoisin's choice.
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Four months seems like enough time to fix the bug.
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Unfortunately, our developers are still working primarily on removing all of our systems from Intuit. Soon they will complete that task and we can get back to the business of fixing and improving things.

Thanks

Drew
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I have no idea what tool you are running that looks like above screenshot. It is not sitebuilder lite or full. Is there some other tool you provide that I should know about? I am unable to get my password to work on my home page except when it initially publishes and does a preview. It works there, but then not anytime afterwards. Very strange.
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Hi RickP,

The above screen shots are for Sitebuilder Plus, the newer editor which is browser based. Currently, you have access to both, the desktop (downloaded program) and plus (online version).

I've replied to your other post as well explaining the difference in adding a password to one of your pages.

When I viewed your site, it asked for a password (which I don't have), so I wasn't able to view anything.

Hope this helps clarify, please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks,
Ehsan

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How do I make my site have a password protection when you first go to the site. I want to make sure that only the people I want to have access to the site have access. So the home page will come up with a password box and once they enter it it will then take them to the site.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Password protect entire site on first page.
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This thread will show you how password protect your pages. Keep in mind, by adding a password to just the home page, your other pages are not protected. If you want to protect all the pages, you'll need to repeat these steps for each page.

Mike
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How exactly does the password protect work? I would like users to be able to login on the first page and access all the others through that. I don't want any of the pages to be public. Do I have to password protect each one? Then do users have to enter the password each time they navigate?
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For what you are describing, you need a members only section for your site. This page explains one of the options: https://community.homestead.com/homes...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Password won't let me in..


I somehow accidently fixed it, where I have to put in a password to view a page. Then my password won't work.How do I undo this? I don't want to have to put in a password to view anything, I am working on. Please help.
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Just follow the steps above and delete the existing password which you have entered, and re-publish the page.

Mike

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Is it possible to password protect just a file on a page?
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It may be, but it depends on the type of file. What kind of file do you need to protect?
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I have a word document I need to password protect and a pdf PP presentation. Thanks,
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To password protect a Word doc, you'll need to set the password when you are in MS Word. Here's how: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/wor...

For a pdf file it is similar except there are numerous applications that can create pdf files. Just search Google for "how to password protect a pdf file using XYZ program"
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Password protecting your website.


How do you put a password on your website using Sitebuilder Plus?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do I change the password for a password protected page?.
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Directions: Simply cut and paste the following into the <body> tags of your page. To configure the password, change                                                                                                        
letmein. To change the password protected page (the target page), change protectpage.html     <SCRIPT>
function passWord() {
var testV = 1;
var pass1 = prompt('Please Enter Your Password',' ');
while (testV < 3) {
if (!pass1) 
history.go(-1);
if (pass1.toLowerCase() == "letmein") {
alert('You Got it Right!');
window.open('protectpage.html');
break;

testV+=1;
var pass1 = 
prompt('Access Denied - Password Incorrect, Please Try Again.','Password');
}
if (pass1.toLowerCase()!="password" & testV ==3) 
history.go(-1);
return " ";

</SCRIPT>
<CENTER>
<FORM>
<input type="button" value="Enter Protected Area" onClick="passWord()">
</FORM>
</CENTER>
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Where did you add the code?  Where did you get the code?

Drew
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There is no "Background, Links and Footer" in when selecting "Page Properties".
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Jim, You'll click Page Settings and you should see this:



If you are seeing something different let us know or include a screenshot.

Mike



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I don't see this box when I go into editing the page.

I click on "Format", then "Page Properties". A box appears with the tabs "Basic", "Meta Tabs" and "Advanced" at the top.

Typing in the password is under "Basic".
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Sorry for the confusion Jim, this topic is for the new online Sitebuilder, not the desktop version that you are currently using.

It looks like you contacted a chat agent yesterday.  Are you still having a problem or is this resolved?

Thanks

Drew
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Not reseolved.
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Ok, I'll be happy to take a look for you.  Which site and page are you working on?

Thanks

Drew
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Site   :   www.travleague.homestead.com

Page  :  roster.html

**  Note  :  I have removed the password.
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I think it may have been a cache issue as when I first brought up your page it did ask for a password and then after you posted this, it did not.  Try adding it again and make sure you refresh the page.  If it still doesn't work, let us know.  Also, let us know which browser you are using?

Thanks

Drew
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That's a solution I've tried previously.

Clearing the cache and History doesn't make any difference for me.

Also, the box you showed previously does not exist on my version of Site Builder.

As to browsers : MIE9 and Firefox 6.3.13.

As you have seen, there is definitely a problem with the password function.
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Your browsers may be the issue.  Try to upgrade IE to at least version 10.   Your Firefox is very out dated as their most recent version is 30.0.

Let us know if this helps.

Mike