If you’re looking to create and customize password lists for your protected content in WordPress, you can do so with Passster.
A password list in Passster is a comma-separated list of passwords that you can customize with expiration options. These are particularly useful if you need to set how often and when people can use the passwords in your list.
First thing’s first, let’s create your password list.
Create your password list
To create a password list, take the following steps:
- From your WordPress dashboard, go to Passster > Password Lists and click the Add New button at the top of the page.
- Give your password list a title – this is for your personal use and won’t be displayed on your site.
- In the Passwords section of the page, add an unlimited number of passwords. Make sure they are added as a comma-separated list like so: password, password1, password2, password3
Now we’ve added our passwords, let’s look at the expiry options.
Set your password expiry options
Password lists don’t require you to set expiry options, but if you’d like to, take the following steps:
- While still on the Edit Password List page, on the right-hand side of the screen you’ll see the Expire Passwords section. We’ll go through each of the options in this section below:
- Expire Password immediately after usage – Passwords will be automatically deleted after the first usage. ‘One-Time-Passwords’ would be another term to describe it.
- Expire after number of usages – Set a number of usages for the list. This allows you to create passwords that can only be used a certain number of times before they expire.
- Expire after time of first usage – Set a timeframe for the password that will expire after the first usage. Pick either hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly.
Reset usage data – This button allows you to reset the usage data for all passwords from within that list. Each time a password from a password list is used, there’s a record stored in the database to:
- Check the number of downloads against the ‘number of usages’.
- Check the current day with the configured timeframe (hours, days, month, and so on).
- The button then resets everything back to 0 and starts tracking again, once a password was used again.