Password Protect Category
At the moment the features when making a category are limited, It would be nice to have the ability to make a whole category password protected for client use as these products are not for public viewing.
To have this feature would not only make it easier for clients to buy their products but also have piece of mind to know that only they can see and buy them.
As a photographer this feature would be highly beneficial on the wedding / portrait side of things.
FYI there is now an extension in the Woo Marketplace for this: https://woocommerce.com/products/password-protected-categories-store/
Did you have any updates in this?
Rocky Rajdev commented
I have read your idea i can make this plugin or extension for you.
Contact me on below Email id.
Try this - https://support.woothemes.com/hc/en-us/articles/202088229-How-to-Password-Protect-Product-Category-Pages
it is simple and very clever :)
Any updates on this yet???
Jeff Fila commented
Anything new on this? I'd really like to be able to hide shops from certain users either on a login basis or behind a password.
@Anonymous thanks, seems exactly what I want. Just bought a copy of the plugin, going to try it out. Phew that was a close one. Job deadline is in 8 hours... :)
This works for me
Really need this functionality.
@Lucas installed the plugin, creates php errors.
Anyone else know a hack or way round it?
Marilla Wex commented
@Lucas - how? You can only hide the products, not password protect a category.
Lucas Stark commented
The new version of catalog visibility options supports this feature.
I see you're on the premium support now - We'll continue there
My support link shows up with timeout errors? I just tried it and it works fine here under a new account.
Try clicking the Premium Support link on http://shop.mgates.me/my-account , you can find it on the blue banner or by clicking the My Account dropdown menu at the top.
They layout doubles on itself so it shows 2 of the same product and can still access them as if there was no password. The layout returns back to normal if i deactivate the plugin, I tried using your link but it does shows up with timeout errors
It password protects the products in the category.
What does it do instead?
Post a ticket on my support page and I'll see what's going on:
Just tried your plug in, it does not password protect the category and seems to mess up my websites product listings layout.
I've just updated the plugin. You can now protect entire categories.
This seems to only do the products which would be a inconvenience for my clients having to enter a password for each of there products. Can this password protect just the category so only one password is required to see its contents?
I liked this idea so I created this:
I'm waiting on WooThemes to approve it for WooCommerce (the link above is for Jigoshop)
It doesn't password protect entire categories, but it should give you a start, right?