How To Create A Password Page In Squarespace

While you’re building a new page on your website, you might want to set a password for it before adding any new content. This will tell search engines not to index the page.

Pages that are password-protected can be used for a number of reasons, such as:

  1. A client portal (so that your clients can access images, files, walk-through tutorials, and any other resources needed for their project)

  2. A resource library for site visitors (freebies for readers, etc.)

  3. Exclusive pages that only specific members can access (i.e. newsletter subscribers)

  4. Special sign-up forms or application forms

  5. Post-drafted content that you want someone else to have access to

Before you begin, please note the following:

  • Passwords are case-sensitive

  • Create your password so that it is simple to remember but no so simple that anyone could guess it

  • Users must re-enter the page password again once their session expires (after 4 hours). It isn’t possible to “log out” of a current user session

  • You must have a good method to deliver your password to users

To create a page that is password protected in Squarespace, follow the steps listed:

Step 1: Select Pages in the Home Menu

Step 2: Select the page you would like password-protected

Step 3: Open the Page Settings by selecting the gear icon on the right of the page title

Step 4: Scroll down to the password option and enter your chosen password in the box

Step 5: Choose Save. A lock icon will display next to the page title in the Page’s panel

Step 6: Test it out by opening up a new incognito window/tab. Open up your password-protected page and login using your new password

Design the lock screen

A default lock screen will be displayed when visiting the page’s URL (the default screen is displayed below). You can customize this by using the Lock Screen tweak in the Design panel of your Squarespace settings.

 
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To change or remove the password:

If you decide to remove or change the password later on, follow these steps:

Step 1: Select Pages in the Home Menu

Step 2: Select the page you would like password-protected

Step 3: Open the Page Settings by selecting the gear icon on the right of the page title

Step 4: Scroll down to the password option

Step 5: Enter a new password, or remove the current password by highlighting the text and choosing Delete.

Step 6: Make sure to Save any changes!