The Complete Guide to Creating Elementor Password Protected Pages (Quickly)

The Problem & the Known Solutions Upfront: There are times when you need to give access to your content or a feature to only specific group/people either of your team or your end customers.

No matter what the reason, creating protected content/protected pages becomes a necessity (sometimes).

Although Elementor is super powerful, unfortunately, there are no widget/settings offered by Elementor that allows the creation of protected content & I’m sure you’re aware of that.

Hence you might have googled – “how to create an elementor password protected page” & probably landed on this blog post. Well, this is the only post you’ll need to read (yup, read, not skim through) because it's possible.

Fortunately, with the add-ons, it’s possible. I’ll be completely honest with you to let you know right in the beginning that creating password-protected content or page is possible but only with third-party Elementor addons (& I've shown how to create one)

The good news is… It won’t take you a day as the ready-to-import design templates will help you quickly set up your elementor password-protected content.

By the end of this post, you'll know

  • Addons that will help you create password-protected content in elementor
  • Settings & Offerings of the addons
  • My recommended addon to quickly create elementor password-protected content/pages
  • And lastly, answers to some of the most frequently asked questions

So without further ado, let's dive in…

Transparency Note: Methods & steps listed in this blog post do require you to install additional plugins (mostly paid)

Also, note that my blog is reader supported hence some of the links to products mentioned are affiliate links (won’t cost you anything extra) & I’ll appreciate it if you use them to purchase the product as those little commissions keep the lights on at my home 🙂.

Out of a Dozen, Only 3 Elementor Addons can help you Create an Elementor Password Protected page

Reread it – Out of a dozen Elementor Addons, only 3 Addons offer this functionality to create either a protected section or an entire page with password protection.

Honestly, I researched, tried & tested almost all of the popular Elementor addons which include QI Addons, ElementsKit, Essential Addons, ElementsPack Pro, Exclusive Addons, Master Addons, Royal Addons, Ultimate Elementor, Happy Addons, Xpro Addons, PowerPack Element, and the Plus Addons for the content protection feature.

My Findings: Out of 12 Elementor addons, only 3 listed below provide content protection features. Note that all the 3 add-ons listed below are freemium but you’ll need the pro version to get the content protection widget & functionality.

So here goes my list…

1] Essential Addons: Protected Content Widget & Content Protection Extension

Essential Addons developed by the renowned WPDevelopers team is one of the most downloaded elementor addons on the WordPress repository. As it’s jam-packed with powerful & unique features, over 1M+ Elementor folks are already using it to build better elementor websites.

Essential addons offer a Protected Content Widget & a Content Protection Extension that allows you to restrict certain sections/pages which can only be accessed by user roles or passwords.

Within the protected content widget, you can add any custom content via text editor or load a Saved Elementor Template.

The best part about the Content Protection extension is that it allows you to restrict any widget/section on the elementor page & you can set custom messages or even load a saved elementor template.

Here are a bit more details about the widget & the extension…

Essential Addons Protected Content Widget Settings

Settings Offered:

  • Content-Type: Content (text editor) or Saved Templates
  • Protection Type: Set Password or User Roles
  • Customize Input Placeholder
  • Customize Submit Button text
  • Cookie Expiration Settings
  • Set Custom Messages
  • Display Custom Error Message
  • Message Type: None, Content (text editor) or Saved Template
  • Complete Customization & Styling options for Content, Message, Password Field & Button

Video Guide – How to Use EA Protected Content Widget to Create an Elementor Password-Protected Page

2] The Plus Addons: Protected Content Widget

The Plus Addons is one of the most promising addons I’ve come across.

As it offers over 120+ widgets, and 100+ Ready to import templates along with the Plus Features such as Plus Creatives, Plus Design, Plus Listing, Plus Builder, etc have drawn a lot of attention to this addon recently & the number of downloads for this plugin is increasing day by day.

As of now, it has over 80K+ downloads and a customer rating of 4.5 on WordPress.org.

Its Protected Content widget offers almost the same settings as Essential addons & similarly, it's pretty useful for protecting your content sections in quickly.
Here are the complete details about the widget…

The Plus Addons Protected Content Widget Settings

Settings Offered:

  • Content-Type: Content (text editor) or Saved Templates
  • Protection Type: Set Password, Multiple Passwords, or User Roles
  • Customize Input Placeholder
  • Customize Submit Button text
  • Cookie Expiration Settings
  • Set Custom Messages
  • Display Custom Error Message
  • Message Type: None, Content (text editor) or Saved Template
  • Complete Customization & Styling options for Content, Message, Password Field & Button

Video Guide – Creating Elementor Password Protected Page using The Plus Addons Protected Content

3] ElementPack Pro: Protected Content Widget

ElementPack developed by BDThemes is one of the most powerful elementor addons. As of writing this post, it has over 70K+ Active Installs & customer ratings of 4.6 out of 5.

With over 240+ Widgets, 300+ Ready made pages & 1900+ Ready-made blocks, its pricing is on the expensive side.

It also offers a Protected Content Widget with almost similar functionalities to the above-mentioned addons but lacks some features. Here are the complete details about the widget…

ElementsPack Pro Protected Content Widget Settings

Settings Offered:

  • Content-Type: Content (text editor) or Saved & AE Template
  • Protection Type: Set Password or User Roles
  • Customize Input Placeholder
  • Customize Submit Button text
  • Set & Display Custom Messages
  • Message Type: None, Content (text editor) or Saved & AE Template
  • Customization & Styling options for Content & Message, Button,etc

Video Guide – Using ElementsPack Protected Content Widget for Password Protection in Elementor

My Recommendation on Which Elementor Addon is the best to Create a Password-Protected page/section?

Well, there aren’t many options here as only 3 addons provide such content protection functionality.

Out of 3, my first recommendation would be Essential Addons as it offers an additional content protection widget that enables you to password-protect any widget/section on the elementor page.

Also, it has better styling options & the overall design looks clean & sleek.

The Plus Addon is equally good, it offers similar features, a bit more styling options, & most importantly, has almost similar pricing to that of Essential Addons.

ElementsPack pricing is on the higher end and it lacks design & functionality so I can’t recommend using the Protected Content of this addon.

Honest Note: I only promote & recommend products that I’d personally use or believe in. Although I’m an affiliate of all, I don’t push products just for commissions.

You can visit the affiliate page of all the above-mentioned add-ons & you’ll find ElementsPack Pro has the highest commission rates, yet I don't recommend using its content protection widget.

I’ve been on your side & I know it sucks when affiliates just push the products solely for big commission checks. Well, I’m happy with my honest recommendations as I’m here for building trust first & selling in the long run.

Enough chitter chatter, now let me quickly answer some of the FAQs…

FAQs

What is content protection in Elementor?

In simple words, the Content Protection feature allows you to restrict any Elementor Content by setting up passwords or user roles like logged in/logged out, customer, subscriber, etc.

Using the Essential Addons Content Protection extension, you can restrict any Elementor Content be it a widget, section, or page.

How do I password-protect an elementor section?

Using the Essential Addons Protected Content widget or extension, you can easily password-protect any section of the elementor. It offers settings to set multiple protection types (password or user role), custom frontend messages, error messages, cookie settings & a lot of quick styling options.

Which is the best addon to password-protect the elementor page?

Essential Addons & The Plus Addons are the two best addons to password-protect your elementor page, section & even a widget.

Wrapping Up

By now, you should be done with creating an elementor password protected page as you now have all the necessary information.

So, will you use Essential Addons or The Plus Addons for protecting your content?

Do let me know in the comments.

Apart from that, if you’ve got any questions, feel free to drop them in the comments & I’ll be more than happy to answer.

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