Password Protected Categories



Release date 31 October 2019

  • Tested up to WordPress 5.3.
  • Updated library code.
  • Fix compatibility issue with WooCommerce Protected Categories plugin.


Release date 10 January 2019

  • Fix: Edge-case bug introduced in 1.3 update when using the category_login shortcode.
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.0.3.


Release date 9 January 2019

  • Fix: Password protected categories were incorrectly redirecting to a 404 page on some sites.


Release date 9 January 2019

  • Fix: Bug with {title} tag when using category_login shortcode.


Release date 9 January 2019

  • New: Added support for {title} placeholder tag. This can be used on the login page to show the title of the current post or category. Configure from the settings page (Settings -> Protected Categories).
  • New: Improved caching prevention for protected categories and posts.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.0.2.


Release date 6 September 2018

  • Fix: 'exclude_tree' option in get_terms is no longer overridden, but merged with the list of protected categories.
  • Fix: Ensure comments don't display on password login form.


Release date 29 May 2018

  • New: Added WPML config file.
  • Fix: Bug with 'Show protected categories' option.
  • Tweak: Changed documentation link on Plugins page.


Release date 24 May 2018

  • Dev: Code restructure and various improvements.
  • Dev: Tested with WP up to 4.9.6.


Release date 7 June 2017

  • Fix: Bug on redirect from central login page using [category_login] shortcode.


Release date 6 June 2017

  • Fix: Potential conflict with WordPress 4.8.
  • Tweak: Cache hidden categories to improve performance.


Release date 30 May 2017

  • Fix: Javascript bug for password field in admin.
  • Fix: Hidden posts were incorrectly shown on their category/custom taxonomy page.


Release date 30 May 2017

  • Fix: Single posts in password protected categories were not protected (bug introduced in previous update).
  • Fix: Password protection now works correctly for pages and attachments.


Release date 13 April 2017

  • Note: Any logged in users will be automatically logged out after this update.
  • New: New plugin options for customising the login form (password label, title, placeholder, etc).
  • New: Login page option removed from plugin settings as no longer required. Your login page can still be used to login to categories.
  • Fix: Users could access an unlocked category even after the password was amended.


Release date 9 March 2017

  • Initial release.