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Remove Protected In Title


Remove Protected In Title is a plugin that removes the prefix that wordpress adds on private and password protected pages.
Usage: Install and activate the plugin. Check one of your password protected or private pages to make sure everything works ok.


Through wordpress admin:

  1. Go to Plugins -> Add New
  2. Search for โ€œRemove Protected Titleโ€
  3. Install the plugin
  4. Activate it

Through FTP:

  1. Download the plugin
  2. Unzip and upload the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the โ€˜Pluginsโ€™ menu in WordPress


How to use?

After activation the plugin is loaded automatically. It will remove โ€œProtectedโ€ and โ€œPrivateโ€ from all page titles on your site


๐ŸŒธ5๏ธโƒฃ 8, 2021
It just works! I used it with the Overlay Theme, and Wordpress 5.7.1., with no issues whatsoever. Previously I had been trying to do something with CSS but without success, until I found this. Nice one!
โ„๏ธ1๏ธโƒฃ 3, 2021
I wasn't willing to mess with changing the coding to get rid of that stupid PROTECTED label on password protected pages. It disappeared as soon as I installed and activated this. Thank you!!
โ˜€๏ธ 8๏ธโƒฃ 21, 2018
Easiest plugin ever! I wanted to get rid of the alarming "Protected" in my page title. It was confusing for website visitors. I installed the plugin, activated it and boom! The Protected was gone. I didn't have to do anything at all. Thanks!!
July 4, 2018
I was frustrated to see all my private pages have "Protected" in the title. A quick google to try to find the CSS led me here, which was much easier! Thank you!
๐ŸŒธ4๏ธโƒฃ 2, 2018
And still compatible with modern versions of WP. I used it successfully with 4.9.4.
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Contributors & Developers

“Remove Protected In Title” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Compatibility update


  • Compatibility update


  • Compatibility update


  • Initial version