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How set up private blog & podcast channel (5 posts)

  1. Ceolmhor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    We're in the process of setting up several podcast channels using WordPress/PodPress as our base. One of the channels we want to set up will not be public. It will contain announcements and other information intended only for our own personnel. It will contain some legal-confidential information, so we need some mechanism that will actual restrict *all* content of the blog/channel to our personnel. What's the best way to do this? I see a few plugins that seem to be in the ballpark (e.g., WP-Members), but it isn't clear that any are ideally suited to our need. The minimum we need is the ability to restrict all posts and information about posts to registered users, and to require admin confirmation before anyone becomes a registered user. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

  2. Ceolmhor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, I've subsequently found Angsuman's Authenticated WordPress Plugin, which appears to adequately protect the blog itself. It seems impossible to access content through the blog website without being logged in, and that's part of what I want to do.

    However, this plugin also prevents bona-fide users from accessing the RSS channel, since their RSS (or podcast) aggregators are not logged in. I need to be able to provide a podcast feed from this blog, but limit it to only members of the firm. I can see how I might hack the plugin to look for a constant password, and that might do for a first cut. However, it has two disadvantages: it's passed in the clear, and it's a single, constant password for all users. I may not be able to do any better, but thought I would ask.

    I can't imagine that we're the first folks to encounter this situation. Can anyone help?

    Rudy

  3. RobLeachman
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey Rudy good job with the self-help... did you figure anything out for RSS? I want to be cool like you.

    http://labs.silverorange.com/archives/2003/july/privaterss provides some clues... the trick (beyond setting up the server properly) will be finding a podcast client that can handle the authentication. I'm stuck too.

  4. Christiaan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm looking for something similar to this (i.e. subcriber roles: public, family and friends):
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/64796

  5. ravasthi
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Has there been any news on this? I'm faced with the same problem. I'm setting up an internal company blog that we want to keep private, but for which we want to grant authenticated RSS feed access, and as you said, the Angsuman plugin doesn't do exactly what I want, since it seems to break RSS access entirely.

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