Read customer reviews of the WordPress Password Protected Categories plugin by Barn2.

Average rating: 4.75

Rated 4.75 out of 5 stars based on 20 customer reviews.

Excellent plugin; excellent support.
Chose this plugin to protect a photo site with nested categories for years, months etc.. Quick to install and super easy to set up with an intuitive menu. Works perfectly, protecting WP portfolio categories and page categories (if you install 'add caregories to pages plugin). I manually allocate passwords to authorised visitors and would like to see specific password logging details (like a basic membership feature) in any future add-ons - but that wasn't a deal breaker for me. Customised login page to suit theme using shortcode in AVIA layout builder but decided to use the default password entry dialogue inherent in the plugin. Tried dropping shortcode into 3rd party popup plugin but didn't want to pay for enabling its controlled linking feature. So reverted to the WP PPC core plugin functionality. The Barn2 support is spot-on both in terms of speed, knowledge and demeanour. The supporting app notes are well written and informative. Overall a very highly recommended plugin that does exactly what it says and an excellent support service!
Exactly what I needed!
I was searching for a simple way to secure members' only content in our church's website without creating a full-fledged membership site as some people get confused with creating an account and having to log in, etc. Password Protected Categories enabled me to do exactly what I needed. The plugin is super easy to use on the backend, and it's easy for users to access the secured area. I'm very pleased with the results.
Perfect Plugin and Awesome Support
I was looking for exactly what this plugin provides. There is not another out there like it that works as smoothly and has such great support. The team has even helped work out some plugin conflicts with other plugins they don't even author but was affecting their functionality. Overall for the ease of use and the simple function it provides allows for us to manage per customer categories.
Simple, Quick, It Works
I had a very simple need for a photographer's website where the photographs are uploaded as featured images on posts -- create a private password-protected section for some photographs. So we created a category, put those photos in posts in that category and used this to protect the category and those posts. I could have written it myself but this was cheaper (and much faster!). Honestly, a few clicks and it was set.
Great product, excellent service
I searched everywhere for an all-in-one, easy to maintain plugin and this one really fits the bill. After some confusion, I contacted the support desk and got immediate help. I would recommend very highly.
Excellent product/Excellent Customer Support
I have a website selling digital music downloads for primary education. I needed a private category for this which can only be accessed by users who have paid to download the educational material (song videos and worksheets). I am delighted to have been able to achieve this aim using this simple and effective plug-in. Simple as it may be, I am completely new to WP and support to help me achieve my goal was vital. I am delighted to say that help was at hand, quickly and was most professional. I highly recommend this plug-in to you.
Just what I needed
I was looking for a simple plugin to put a password block over a set of custom post types. Normally I would have an accounts set up, but this was way too complex for the site I was building. Therefore I took a while looking for a decent solution, and the Password Protected Categories did the job perfect! But I did have a couple of issues once installed. Support was top class, and within a few minutes/emails it was all done. Thanks!
This is EXACTLY what we needed. Thank you.
I'm the webmaster for a financial services company who needed an in-house private section of their website to post training videos. I actually wasn't sure how to do this and didn't want to obligate each employee to create their own wordpress user-account, etc. In my plugin search, I tried several and nothing seemed to work. Then I found yours and thought a "category" method of defining the password-protected area was very clever. I decided to buy it and install it and BAM... it just WORKS! Easy. The client is super happy because they were pulling their hair out and I look like the hero. Thank you.
Simple, effective plugin backed with professional support
The plugin installs seemlessly into the WordPress framework with no additional coding or tinkering around required. A particular feature of this plugin that I appreciate is the ability to be able to issue a password unique to each member. This means that removing a member's access is simply a case of removing their password. Another great feature that this plugin supports is the ability to create a landing page on which a menu of the private contents can remain on display to everyone. When anyone clicks a link, they are then required to log in to view the contents. Due to an error I had with my WP setup I had reason to contact Barn2 support. A response was recieved back very quickly, so the support is very professional. So if you need a quick and convenient plugin for protecting particular categories, this one fits the bill.
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