A few weeks ago, AJ Clarke of WP Explorer released a really slick photography theme called Fotos. Aside from just being a great theme, it also has a great feature that allows users to password protect their photo foto galleries. While developing the theme, AJ, who is a good friend of mine, asked me for help on writing the functions that would allow him to give his users this password protection feature. Over a couple of days, with lots of tweaking, we came up with a pretty solid system that worked really well. It uses the taxonomy meta system built into WordPress, which I showed you how to use with Adding Custom Meta Fields to Taxonomies, and allows you to password protect every post inside of particular taxonomy terms by setting one single password on the taxonomy term page. Now, I'd like to show you how it works so you can build your own password protected taxonomies.

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