ByPass URL and Password Protection
The bypass url allows you to create a url that you can give to someone to bypass the coming soon page.
The bypass url uses a generic user with no privileges to access the site. This method is used because heavily cached hosts like WPEngine or caching plugins do not cache content for logged in users. So when someone uses the bypass url they are logged in as that user.
This does not work for some use cases. We have an alternate method that does not use a user, but also does not work on heavily cached sites.
Note: Access Controls are only available on the Coming Soon and Maintenance Pages.
The Coming Soon Pro plugin will allow you to set up a bypass URL. I’ll show you how to do both below.
- To create a bypass URL enter a secret phrase under Page Settings > Access Control > Bypass Url
- You will then see a bypass URL below which you can then give to anyone to bypass the coming soon page.
Add the shortcode block and us this shortcode [seed_bypass_form] to render a password field on the coming soon page.
You may also specify an optional return url like this