Privacy/Password protecting page/site

I have tried to password protect the site which doesn t seem to be working at the moment.
So i m going to try to find out a few things:

1. Can the whole site be private?
2. How to invite someone to view a private site?
3. Why Password protecting the page isn t working?
4. If I make a page private why can i get to it from another part of the page?

hopefully by researching these will give me an understanding of how it works – it may also mean looking into the code to see if i’m missing something.

So first question:

1. Can the whole site be private?

Privacy Settings

How to password protect with wootique:

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-woocommerce-excelling-ecommerce-i-cant-password-protect-my-shop?replies=9

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/woocommerce-shop-page-visbility-for-members-only?replies=3

s2 Member password protect:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/s2member/installation/

Go through the S2 Member Quick Start guide

Set up a membership page and publish – to register go to:

http://goldnuggetdesigns.co.uk/wp-login.php

Also look into how to edit the login page / how to get to the css to edit

Add a login link:

Add a login/logout link to a WordPress navigation menu

Steps to create a login page:
1. Create a page i.e Membership options page
2. Create what you would like the user to see if the user is not logged in i.e.:
Please < a href="http://goldnuggetdesigns.co.uk/wp-login.php" title="Login">Login< /a > to visit shop
3. Go to the page that you want to restrict access and on the right hand side Post Level Restrictions select Require Level #1 or above – this i will display if the person is not logged in.
4. If you are using a Custom Menu to to Dashboard -› s2Member® -› Restriction Options -› Alternative View Protection > select all
5. This will hide the menu items that the user can see so you can add a login link on the home page or add a login tab.