How to Create a Password Page in Squarespace

We want our website to be inviting to the public. But sometimes we just want to make things more private when rebranding, editing and fixing a page, or simply keeping your content to a select group of people like co-workers, clients, or our most loyal subscribers.

Hiding, limiting, and restricting access to a page or an entire website is easier now with password-protected pages! A password-protected page is a page where you can control the viewers of a specific page. 

In your Squarespace site, you can use this to protect a few pages you have from the general public and limit its accessibility to a select group of people. Everyone will be required to provide the password you set before they are given access to the page.


Why do you need a password page? 

There are several reasons why password-protected pages are necessary. Here are some points where password pages are useful:

  • Restrict visitors in an under construction website

  • Organise your pages and plan your content 

  • Protect a newly created page that is not ready to be launched yet

  • Limit the access to an existing page

  • Sharing free resource download pages to subscribers 

  • Restrict exclusive pages only to certain members

  • For special sign up forms like intake forms, or application forms

  • To ensure that client projects are only accessed by a few people (i.e., project details, post-project tutorials and files)

Take note of these things before you create a password page: 

It’s easy to just jump in and create a password-protected page but here are some useful reminders so you won’t get lost along the way: 

  • Passwords must be case sensitive.

  • The password in the type box may appear longer than your actual password and will be replaced by a series of asterisks.

  • Users must re-enter the password again when their session expires after four hours.

  • You can put a password to protect a page and you can also set a site-wide password.

  • You can password-protect an existing page but it is recommended to set a password before adding any content.

Create a password-protected page 

Client projects, sensitive information, or any exclusive content that you'd like to keep private can be protected through a password-protected page. Here are the steps you can use to restrict access: 

  • Step 1: Click Page in the Home Menu.

  • Step 2: Select the page you want to protect with a password.

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  • Step 3: Open the Page Settings by clicking the gear icon on the right of the page title.

  • Step 4: Scroll down to the password option and enter a password in the box.

  • Step 5: Click Save. A lock icon will then be displayed next to the page title in the page’s panel.

  • Step 6: Test out your page by clicking the incognito tab. Go to the password-protected page and log in using your password.

  • Step 7: A default lock screen will be shown when visiting the page's URL. 

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Optional steps: 

  • Customize the lock screen by using the Lock Screen tweak in the Design panel.

  • In the future, you can also change or remove the password. Just follow steps 1 - 4, then either add a new password or delete the existing one and click Save.

Want to protect your entire website? 

Hide your whole site using a site-wide password! This step is really helpful especially for websites under construction. Follow these steps to create a site-wide password: 

  • Step 1: Click Settings in the Home Menu, then click the Site Visibility.

  • Step 2: Click the drop-down menu and select Password Protected.

  • Step 3: Enter the password that will be used to view your website.

  • Step 4: Click Save.

Take note that you can't create a different set of passwords for different people to access your website. The site-wide password uses a single password to access your site's content. 

Protect your pages!

You never have to worry now that your Squarespace website is wide open. Simply create a password-protected page or secure your entire website. You can even customise the lock screen page depending on what you like. Use the password-protect feature to build a new project, edit your entire website, or share exclusive content to a group of people! 

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