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[Plugin] Protected posts

started by on 2008 Oct 02 – Last touched: 2013 Oct 21

2008 Oct 02 05:06    

This plugin allows you to password protect your posts, and visitors would have to enter correct password in order to view post content and comments.
All passwords are stored in cookies (optional) and visitors don't have to enter them every time.

This plugin works in b2evolution v2, 3, 4, and 5

Please note:
- it doesn't hide post comments from [index.php?disp=comments page]
- don't rely on this plugin, use other methods if possible (protected directories, require users to log in, etc).

Download v1.0.0
http://www.sonorth.com/travel/download/GEEBUF1RP9

Short instructions

All you need is upload the plugin in /plugins directory on your website, then in control panel navigate to Global settings > Plugins and install it.

Once installed, you will see a new field "Set password" in post edit screen. Create and use the password to access the post, each post may have unique password with up to 255 chars.

2008 Oct 02 11:49

thx sam2kb..

good work!!

you are the best!!

2010 Apr 24 17:32

Just a quick question on this one, but does it prevent RSS feeds going out once a password has been set?

2010 Apr 24 20:20

It protects both RSS and regular blog posts

2010 Jul 15 17:45

Hi Sam, I don't suppose there's any chance of a quick readme or install guide is there? This sounds just what I've been looking for rather than all the other ways of password protection which require individual users' login details.

2010 Jul 15 17:50

All you need is upload the plugin in /plugins directory on your website, then in control panel navigate to Global settings > Plugins and install it.

Once installed, you will see a new field "Post password" or alike in post edit screen. Create and use the password to access the post, each post may have unique password.

2010 Jul 15 18:25

That is brilliant, just what I was looking for and better than htaccess for our group's purposes. Thank you very much for the effort you've put into that.

2010 Jul 25 12:28

Sam - this is working very well and is really helpful. I was wondering - would it be possible to get it to protect the comments too? At the moment the post are protected but anyone can see the comments. I was wondering if the password protector could apply to the comments URL as well.

2010 Jul 27 08:34

I agree, it would be a good feature... Sorry, but I'm not planning new releases in the near future.

2010 Jul 27 10:00

OK, fair enough, thanks anyway.

2012 Jan 24 14:12

Hey, using this the enter password prompt appear in my skin header instead of the post. How can I fix this?

2012 Jan 24 14:29

You must be doing something wrong. Can you post or PM me a link to your blog?

2012 Jan 26 16:07

You were correct, broken plugin. Fixed it. Working now.

2012 Jul 28 16:46

Plugin updated to v1.0.0

- new: protect post comments *
- new: hashed passwords in cookies
- added support for b2evolution v4 and 5
- code clean-up
- bug fixes

* WARNING: Visitors can still view comments on index.php?disp=comments page! Delete or edit /skins/_comments.disp.php

As always, don't rely on this plugin very much.

2013 Oct 11 16:26

This plugin doesn't seem to work in v5.0.6.

can someone please confirm?

2013 Oct 11 22:06

Hi @achillis,

I confirm this. Protected post doesn't work as supposed on any of the b2evo v5 series.

According to the @sam2kb post, the last release of this plugin was four month before of the v5.0.0-alpha-4 release.

2013 Oct 13 13:25

The solution (workaround) you gave me worked. I had to set "Apply rendering to posts: [Always]" in

Code

Dashboard > Blog > Settings > Blog specific plugin settings

btw, it seems there is a bug. If you set the same password for two different posts it results in an error.

Code

MySQL error!
 
Duplicate entry '5b852f2b4f2d8b38130f940823ba5242' for key 'pass_hash'(Errno=1062)
 
Your query:
 
INSERT INTO evo_plugin_protected_posts_22_pass (post_id, pass, pass_hash)
 
VALUES ('24', "qwerty", "5b852f2b4f2d8b38130f940823ba5242")

2013 Oct 18 19:42

Protected posts

This plugin allows you to password protect your posts, and visitors would have to enter correct password in order to view post content and comments.

All passwords are stored in cookies (optional) and visitors don't have to enter them every time.

This plugin works in b2evolution v2, 3, 4, and 5

updates:

- It creates/installs the file [_comments.disp.php] automatically into the required skins folder (Normal & Mobile/Table (if any)).
- with the created _comments.disp.php file, protected posts will remain hidden from the public [index.php?disp=comments]
- Bug fix * (duplicate entries error) for password creation.

Install Instructions

1) Upload the plugin in /plugins directory on your website.
2) Navigate to (/admin.php?ctrl=plugins) : Dashboard > System ? > Plugin configuration, and install it.
3) Navigate here: Dashboard > Blog > Settings > Blog specific plugin settings and set Apply rendering to posts to (Always) & Apply rendering to comments to (Always).
4) Once installed, you will see a new field "Set password" in post edit screen. Create and use the password to access the post, each post may have unique password with up to 255 chars.

Download v1.0.1
www.midnightstudios.co.za/downloads/protected_posts_plugin.zip

2013 Oct 19 00:33

The plugin now silently overwrites existing _comments.disp.php files. There must be at least a warning on the install screen.
An even better solution would be to check if the file exists and then add the needed bits of code with preg_replace()

Also, please create a new thread, it would be easier for you to update the head post with new info and download link.
I would close this old thread then.

2013 Oct 19 01:13

Thanks Sam will look into it and update whereafter I will create a new thread. Thanks for your help.


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