Adding Password Protection to a Webpage
Here are two services I have researched for you. They are both very similar:
1. PoppyDog Password Protector
PoppyDog Password Protector is a free password protection service. When you add its code to your site, it will look similar to the page in the screenshot below:
To use the PoppyDog Password service to add password protection to web pages, here are all the steps you need:
- Go to the PoppyDog website.
- Open the registration form and fill in your details.
- Modify the settings that best suit your needs.
- Go to the member’s area and click on “Password Protector."
- Edit your username, password, and the address of up to 20 pages. You can protect more of your website pages, but for more than 20 you have to pay.
- You will be shown a code snippet; copy and add it to the source code of the web pages you want to protect.
- You’re done. Your web pages are now password-protected.
2. BraveNet's Password Protect
The password protection from BraveNet is similar to the one from PoppyDog. Here is how your password-protected pages will look:
This is all you need to do to use BraveNet’s Password Protect to protect your website:
- Go to BraveNet’s website and sign up for the Password Protect service. This will only take a couple of minutes.
- Once the sign up is complete, you can modify a few settings that will make the Password Protect service fit your website better.
- Enter username, password, and address of the pages you want to protect.
- Once you have changed the settings and entered URLs of the pages you want protected, you will be given a piece of code. Copy the code and paste it onto the homepage of the website you want to protect.
- That's it. You are finished!
There are also available other, more complicated methods of protecting a web page. But using one of the above-mentioned services is far easier, quicker, and--more importantly--they don't require programming or web-development skills whatsoever.
Website screenshots by the writer.