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[resolved] Members only (17 posts)

  1. dewall
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have a blog that mainly is a family blog. I have now become increasingly worried that my children will become the target of bullies in school etc because of the blog. So far this has not happend (and it might never happen) since what I write about is harmless stuff... but one can never know what starts such a process). There has also been some comments which has made me decide that require membership for the blog.

    I have looked through the settings and also searched the Codex but have not been able to figure out how to make the blog for members only.

    Any pointers on this would be helpful

  2. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    How about setting up a password to even access the site at all?

    http://www.javascriptkit.com/howto/htaccess3.shtml

    Alternatively, you can password protect posts inside wordpress while writing / editing a post, and just give the family members the password. That way you can keep sensitive stuff private, while keeping everything else public.

  3. Nazgul
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Also take a look at the option Options -> General -> Users must be registered and logged in to comment.

  4. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nazgul - I don't think that commenting is the issue - dewall doesn't want anyone outside the family to be able to even READ the posts, for fear that kids at school will tease his/her children and so on... has nothing to do with commenting.

  5. Nazgul
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ladydelaluna, this line "There has also been some comments which has made me decide that require membership for the blog." suggests otherwise to me, but I could be misinterpreting.

  6. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm not going to get into a debate here.
    Password protecting the entire site would solve that issue, wouldn't it?
    Yes, I think it would.

  7. Nazgul
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just reread my my last post and it sounded a little bit more harsh than intended, my appologies.

    But both are viable options and dewall can pick the one that best suits his wishes.

  8. dewall
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for your replies

    What Im looking for is a way to allow access to the blog only to registred members, ie, if I type the url for the blog Im redirected to the log in page.

  9. dewall
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hmmm I take it that it is not possible to use membership as a way of restricting access to the blog.

  10. rhondalicious
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oooh, this is the exact same thing I'm coming across...

    I'm currently creating a WP blog community for my extended family, and I suppose I could just password protect the whole site, but my in-laws are real technophobes, and having to log in twice would not be a pleasant thing. They also would no go for the whole "log in, then type a password to see any give post"...

    I've been looking all over to see if there is some sort of plugin that basically allows access to view the posts only if you are a member.

  11. rhondalicious
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Just a heads up, not quite a solution...

    I found this plugin:
    http://edwards.org/2006/03/07/subscribers-only-plugin-for-wordpress/

    It would do exactly what we want, it's just not available right now. >.<

  12. joshziman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Plugin - Post Levels
    http://fortes.com/projects/wordpress/postlevels

    This will allow you to restrict reading access to only members

  13. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I found this one:
    http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/angsumans-authenticated-wordpress-plugin-password-protection-for-your-wordpress-blog/

    In my experience, Angusman's plugins are always fairly reliable, though in need of a little customization (which he explains on the site)

  14. dewall
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Now using Angusman's plugin which suits my needs perfect!
    Thanks a lot!!!!!

  15. sfong15
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have tried Owen's Authonly plugin http://redalt.com/wiki/Authonly+Plugin

    It's great. You could use a simply html start front page and put in the login scripts there. Users don't see you blog until they have logged in.

  16. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    sfong - that's essentially what Angusman's does, except you don't have to create an HTML "start front page" or put the scripts in special...

  17. spackletoe
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Is Angsuman's plugin still available? The link seems to not work. Anyone know where I can get it?

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