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Private blog

  1. Paul
    Member

    12345

    I'm so frustrated that there isn't an easy way to make a WordPress blog private. I host on my own server, and WordPress won't let me make my blog private.

    Password protecting individual posts is a ridiculous option. I want to make my blog accessible to <b>logged-in-users only</b>. If they aren't logged in, they have to sign up, and I want to have to approve them before they have access to the blog.

    This seems like a simple thing, and I can't figure out why there isn't some way to make this work with WordPress 2.6. (I had a plugin that broke with WordPress 2.5, and I've taken down my blog since then until I can fix this problem.)

    If I can't resolve this soon, I'm going to have to find a new blogging platform. Content protection in my case is a CRITICAL feature.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  2. grausc01
    Member

    12345

    This kind of feature is more something in the lines of a true CMS. Consider ExpressionEngine or Joomla or Drupal.

    Also--I am only brainstorming here--what if you created a page that needed to have a log in and only use a special tag (or something like it) to denote that those posts are private?

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  3. goldeneagle
    Member

    Can't you just password-protect the directory where you've installed your blog? That's what I've done with a couple of blogs I want to keep to myself. Easy with cPanel.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  4. tdjcbe
    Member

    12345

    Agree with goldeneagle. Should be easy to setup with your hosting software. That way, you can also add in other sites within if you wanted to.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  5. bluebird2
    Member

    12345

    I think there should be a feature in setting that enables the user to make certain categories (or all of them) private by checking a box next to the category's name.

    Also, I think posts and pages should be easily become private by checking a box on the manage page.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  6. Jen Mylo
    Key Master

    This is plugin territory for now. There has been discussion of having a core plugin that focuses on privacy settings in the future.

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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    This is plugin territory