Support » Plugin: WP2Static » Keeping the WP site private with WP2Static

  • Resolved hexp

    (@hexp)


    Hi,

    I’m looking to use WP2Static to make static versions of posts/pages from an online WordPress installation (WordPress.com installation, Business plan).

    Ideally, I’d like to keep the WordPress private, but installing WP2Static doesn’t allow for that – my only options appear to be ‘Public’ or ‘Hidden’.

    Is there any way to use this plugin whilst ensuring that the WP is only visible and accessible to authorised people?

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  • Plugin Author WP2Static Team

    (@leonstafford)

    Hi @hexp,

    Keeping your dev site non-public is the best way to do things.

    Please browse through the Getting Started guide at https://wp2static.com/documentation/ for more ideas on how you can set this up.

    Cheers,

    Leon

    Hi Leon, and thank you for your reply.

    Can you point to a specific segment, link, or article in the Getting Started guide that is relevant to my question? I had read it prior to posting my query, and couldn’t find anything.

    Thanks.

    Plugin Author WP2Static Team

    (@leonstafford)

    Hi @hexp,

    My apologies, I missed the part in your original post about the hosting being on WordPress.com.

    I’m not familiar enough with their setup, but think it’s restricted compared to a server you have more control over, so it may not be possible to use standard http basic authentication on a site hosted there.

    This being an official WP forum, I probably can’t advise you to try other hosting providers, but one of the benefits of WP2Static is that it breaks reliance on common hosting providers, so it will be up to you to evaluate what the benefits you’re getting from the .com business plan are compared to hosting somewhere with the ability to lock your dev site down.

    When you use WP2Static, you generally need to care less about where you host your non-public, development site, as it doesn’t receive any public traffic. You can even run it off your local computer, if you don’t have a remote team collaborating on it.

    Hope this gives you some ideas, happy to discuss further.

    Cheers,

    Leon

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