Most WooCommerce store owners are trying to get their products in front of as many eyeballs as possible. More traffic is always good because it means a better chance to make a sale, right? This post isn’t for those WooCommerce store owners. Instead, I’m going to talk about a more niche use – password protecting certain WooCommerce product categories to restrict access. Why the heck would you want to password protect WooCommerce categories? There are actually plenty of situations where it makes sense. Here are a few that come to mind right away: Wholesale stores – if you’re a wholesaler, you probably don’t want your prices and product lists publicly available, so password protection lets you restrict access to only authorized shoppers. Private client areas – you can create separate categories for individual clients to sell a unique set of products to each client. Members-only store – you can create an entire store that’s only available to members. Mix-and-match – you can leave most of your store public like normal, but password protect certain restricted products that you don’t want everyone to be able to see. In this
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