Force Login

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Force Login is a simple lightweight plugin that requires visitors to log in to interact with the website.

Author:Kevin Vess (profile at
WordPress version required:4.6
WordPress version tested:5.5.3
Plugin version:5.5
Added to WordPress repository:11-06-2014
Last updated:16-11-2020
Rating, %:96
Rated by:78
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Total downloads:354 781
Active installs:30 000+
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Easily hide your WordPress site from public viewing by requiring visitors to log in first. As simple as flipping a switch.

Make your website private until it’s ready to share publicly, or keep it private for members only.


  • WordPress Multisite compatible.
  • Login redirects visitors back to the url they tried to visit.
  • Extensive Developer API (hooks & filters).
  • Customizable. Set a specific URL to always redirect to on login.
  • Filter exceptions for certain pages or posts.
  • Restrict REST API to authenticated users.
  • Translation Ready & WPML certified.

Bug Reports

Bug reports for Force Login are welcomed on GitHub. Please note that GitHub is not a support forum.