So you want to password protect your WordPress content? That is not recommended unless you are putting up a premium content site or just want to maintain a private community. There are various ways to protect your site’s content. Password Protected for WordPress is a handy plugin that locks down your content with a single password.
Once you install and activate this plugin, you will be asked to provide a password to enter your site. You can change RSS and admin settings in the backend. When you are ready to turn your website into a public community, just disable this plugin, and you are done. Keep in mind that this plugin does not protect individual images and other content you may have (does not protect against direct linking).
Password Protected for WordPress is simple and protects your content with a password. It gets the job done.