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    best way to password protect on wordpress?

    Asked by ctabor1 on October 07, 2011 at 09:15 AM

    I notice if I use the pop up embed form, I can password protect that page in WordPress...

    but it feels like two extra steps, since it is a pop up form.

    But if I just use the Wordpress embed code, it doesn't seem to work with the password protect.

     

    My goal is to make the form accessible to my clients, for their private list that we'll use for client follow up, by putting it on their site but not making it public.  I will also supply them an excel form for when they are not online.

     

    So, wondering about the above... and what would be best choice to do the form?

    BTW, currently, IF the pw protection works when you visit the page below, the pw is pap1234

     

    THANK YOU.

    Christine

    user name ctabor1

     

    FYI TO EVERYONE... I STILL WANT TO KNOW HOW TO DO THIS IF POSSIBLE.

    BUT IN THE INTERIM, I CREATED AN HTML INDEX PAGE, AND PUT IT IN IT'S OWN FOLDER...

    HOWEVER, I ALSO DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE THE PASSWORD OPTION IN THE POWER TOOLS... SO IT'S NOT PROTECTED, AND LOOKING FOR ANY FEEDBACK OR IDEAS ON BEST WAY TO ESSENTIALLY "HIDE" THE FORM EXCEPT THOSE THAT NEED TO USE IT.

    THANKS!

    Page URL:
    http://www.pursuitathleticperformance.com/followup

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    Answered by fxr on October 07, 2011 at 05:20 PM

    hello Christine,

    Hopefully I am understanding your question alright.

    Is this type the functionality you are looking for? -> http://form.jotform.com/form/12790436232

    the password is password

     

    If so, I will explain how I achieved it. 

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    Answered by yasinco on October 07, 2011 at 05:21 PM

    Hey, fxr I would like to know how to do that too.

    ~Yasin

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    Answered by ctabor1 on October 07, 2011 at 06:30 PM

    Hi Jotform Support...

    Yes, I would like to do that... for another option. Thanks.

    I tried to select it when I was in the form editor, but it doesn't really tell you what to do or how to set the pw that I could see.

     

    But would like to update my original post...

    I DID get my form to work in my WordPress and also pw protected there....

    First thing was to NOT use the "pop up" feature / code.

    Second thing was to use the standard javascript embed code. (not the WP code shown there, although not sure if that truly makes a difference).

    3rd, I made the page pw protected inside of Wordpress on the page settings.

    I clicked to not use the page name in the title, and selected no index, no follow... just as another way to hide it more. Plus, removed all sidebars and "sharing" stuff from that page.

    So, it seems to work...although once I've logged in, it is remembering my pw, so its hard to test without clearing all the cookies.  So, that may have been the issue before, not that it wasn't working.

    Some of that is theme driven, I use a customized version of the Atahualpa free theme... but I got it to work, so I was really happy about that.

     

    P.S.  Is there a way to test things out and not have it count towards your 100 submissions?

    P.S.S. Is there a 100 PER form or total?  I want to add a Feedback button also... and wondering if the submissions on my other form count towards the hundred.

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    Answered by yasinco on October 07, 2011 at 06:44 PM

    Hi, Christine

    Its 100 submissions per total a month not per total a form per month.

    I hope this helps,

    ~Yasin

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by idarktech on October 07, 2011 at 06:49 PM

    NOTE: This is a workaround, not a perfectly secure feature. Jotform currently does not have a built-in password protection feature for forms. The password used for this solution is visible in the form's source code.

    Use this solution at your own risk.

     

    Hi Christine,

     You may use the Conditions Wizard to show/hide certain fields when certain conditions are correct just like FXR's post above.

     

    In this condition if the user enters wrong password it will hide the email field. Save this condition, and repeat it again to hide other fields. 

     

    Also with regards to submissions, if you are in a Free Type of account you will only have 100MB Submissions & Upload Space, It will only reset back to 0 after the end of the month. I hope this gives you an idea. Thank you

     

    ~idarktech

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    Answered by yasinco on October 07, 2011 at 06:50 PM

    I already figured it out but thanks anyways,

    ~Yasin

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    Answered by fxr on October 07, 2011 at 06:59 PM

    Yes, Christine as per idarktechs' security note above.

    I would tend to favor Wordpress' built in password protection features myself, rather than our suggested workaround here. It just depends how sensitive the data on your form is. Its a personal choice that really only you can make. 

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    Answered by ivosun on October 29, 2011 at 02:54 AM

    Jotform currently does not have a built-in password protection feature for forms.

    Are you thinking about making this feature?

    I can se in meny forumquestions here that a lot of people woul like that.

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    Answered by allanftd on October 29, 2011 at 03:17 AM

    Hi ivosun,

    At this time, there are no immediate plans and we cannot provide an ETA, but this feature request has been in our to do list already being one of the most requested features. So this is something our developers are well aware of already.

    For now, please refer to the previous responses for the workaround which you may find useful as well. Just take note of the disclaimer notice.

    Thank you for using JotForm!

    Best,

    Allan
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