I would like to create a weblog that is private. I have searched through the support section here and see solutions have been recommended, and I am trying to determine the best solution for what I desire.
How could I go about setting things up so the blog will not be searchable through any search engine? Essentially making it so that no one will know the site/blog exists without knowing the direct link.
As well, I have read support solutions regarding htaccess and htpassword. How does this work, when I set it up will anyone bringing up the page get a password prompt right away? I have tried a few plugins (Angusmans and Registered Only), however my only gripe is that the users who would want to view the blog would have to have an account. I would ideally like one single password I could give to everyone I desire to basically just get to the blog and have free reign to comment etc. Would htaccess be my solution here? Any tips on setting up a secure and reliable htaccess solution?
Sorry if this posts is long, but I appreciate any advice/help. Thanks much!!!