Knowledgebase: Third-Party Software
Restrict/Block WordPress Site Access
Posted by CTX Admin on 05 January 2015 04:15 PM

You can limit access to your WordPress website to restrict visitor's access or to lock down what pages and content they can see on your site.

We don't usually blanketly recommend plugins, but the Restricted Site Access plugin can be very helpful in limiting access to your WordPress site.

We recommend making a backup of your WordPress from within the WordPress Dashboard before adding or activating a new plugin. See how to Create a cPanel Backup or Backup Your VPS or Dedicated Server in our Knowledgebase as well.

Install Restricted Site Access Plugin

To install the Restricted Access Plugin on your WordPress site:

  1. Log in to WordPress Dashboard via 'http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin.php' or 'http://yourdomain.com/wp-login.php' (where 'yourdomain.com' is your actual domain name)

  2. From the left navigation menu, click Plugins, then Add New

  3. Search "Restricted Site Access" and click Search Plugins

  4. Click Install Now, then OK

  5. Click Activate Plugin

Configure Plugin

  1. Navigate to the Plugins menu on the left, and then click Installed Plugins

  2. Navigate to the Restricted Site Access plugin and click Settings

  3. In the Site Visibility section, click Restrict site access to visitors who are logged in or allowed by IP address

  4. In the Handle Restricted Visitors section, click on the action of your choice

  5. In the Unrestricted IP Addresses section, add any IP addresses that are allowed to have unrestricted access to your WordPress site; his should include your developers and/or website designers

  6. Click Add My Current IP Address to ensure that you to have unrestricted access to your site

  7. Click Save Changes

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