Password protect option is available for Weebly Pro users which is a convenient way for the site owners to restrict the access of anonymous users seeing their sites. This is a very useful feature especially when you run a personal or confidential site and want to provide access to only few visitors.
Remember search engines will still index your site and show it in the search results page even though you set a password. Learn here about hiding your Weebly site or page from search engines.
Learn more about Weebly Site Editor Permissions.
Features of Password Protection
- Protect individual page in the site by setting password
- Entire site can also be protected by a password.
- One password should be set which can be used either site level or page level
- Can’t protect individual pages with different passwords
- This option can’t be used as a login module for a site
- Useful to protect the access of confidential information by unknown users
How to Set a Password Protection?
Login to your Weebly account and Edit the site you want to set password. In the Weebly editor, under “Settings” tab you can see an option to set a site password as shown in the below picture.
Once you set the site password all the pages in your site will be automatically protected by this password. This means opening any page of your site in the web browser will prompt the user to enter the password.
Page Level Password Protection
You have an option to choose only particular pages of your site to be protected with a password. Under “Pages” menu you need to click the check box “Password protect this page” in order to enable password protection of that page. The password will be automatically set as a site password set in the “Settings” tab and you can’t set different password for different pages in your site.
How it Works?
The user will be prompted to enter the password as shown below when try to open it in a browser.
Once the password is entered the user can access all the content of your site till the time browser window is closed. Once the browser session is closed they need to enter the password again to open the site.
Unfortunately, when I close the browser and open again, I still am not prompted a second time for the site password.
I don’t understand why this feature is not offered for standard users. WordPress offers this as a free feature.