function post_password_required( $post = null ) {}

Whether post requires password and correct password has been provided.


  • int|object $post: An optional post. Global $post used if not provided.

Return values

returns:false if a password is not required or the correct password cookie is present, true otherwise.

Source code

function post_password_required( $post = null ) {

	$post = get_post($post);

	if ( empty($post->post_password) )

		return false;

	if ( !isset($_COOKIE['wp-postpass_' . COOKIEHASH]) )

		return true;

	if ( stripslashes( $_COOKIE['wp-postpass_' . COOKIEHASH] ) != $post->post_password )

		return true;

	return false;



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