I have a site in beta. I want to give access to a few folks to proofread and test the website. So, I wanted to use the feature to make the site available via password. (Settings>Site Visibility>)
I put in the password. Click save. The site confirms that I did this correctly. It tells me "Your site is hidden. Only users with the password can see it." I commence to test it. I log out. I try the password. It does not work. It tells me to please try again.
I've tried several passwords, several browsers. I've tried to rule out key-in errors by cutting and pasting the password rather than typing it. I also use a password manager, so I've both used it to generate and fill in the password. And then, to rule out shenanigans with the password manager, logged out of it and did it manually.
It just isn't working. This isn't suppose to be difficult or hard.