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Typepad 101: Adding Password Protection

Welcome to Typepad 101! Whether you want to add some new features to your blog's design, or simply make your blog more functional, Typepad 101 has you covered.

While one of the biggest parts of blogging is sharing your posts and stories with other people, having your blog and all of your thoughts out in the public eye might not be what you're looking for.  Maybe your blog is about your family and you prefer to give them anonymity. Maybe your blog is about something that you're struggling with and you'd prefer to make that private.  Whatever the case may be, Typepad has you covered (literally).

When you enable password protection, only those people that you supply the username and password to will be able to view your blog. Everyone else will get a prompt to enter the username and password and, if they don’t know it, won’t be able to view the blog.

You can choose to password protect only specific blogs and Photo Albums or you can password protect your entire account. To password protect  entire account or specific blogs or Photo Albums, go to Account > Password Protection. You can also enable password protection on individual blogs by clicking through to Settings > Password Protection.

On a side note, if you add content to your blog from other sites that are password protected, you'll receive a prompt that will require that sites username and password.  This can happen if you link pictures from other password protected blogs, for example.  If you get more than one password prompt on a blog, you should check that you haven't accidentally done this.

You can read more about password protection in our Knowledge Base.


Loz Stucchi

Thanks for the tip. I was wondering how to do this.

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