Missing class identifier for password protected posts
|Reported by:||mdgl||Owned by:|
|Component:||Posts, Post Types||Keywords:|
Password protected posts are insufficiently identified for good CSS styling.
Presently, the class name "post-password-required" is added to protected posts if a valid password cannot be found in the cookie. On the other hand, no special class name is added to protected posts if a valid password *can* be found, even though this is just a temporary condition until the cookie expires.
I suggest that both cases are interesting from a CSS styling perspective. Note that the title of protected posts is prefixed by the string "Protected:" in both situations.
This behaviour occurs because get_post_class() just checks post_password_required() [which validates the cookie] but get_the_title() just checks if the $post->post_password field is not empty.
I suggest an additional class name should be added by get_post_class() for the case when the post->post_password field is not empty. Current usage of class names here is not very consistent with the admin tool, so options might be "visibility-protected", "status-protected" [similar to "status-private" which is added for those with visibility "Private" and reflecting the underlying implementation] or perhaps just simply "protected".
Protected posts would thus be identified as follows:
Protected, with correct password: class="protected"
Protected, missing or invalid password: class="protected post-password-required"