I haven't downloaded or installed WP yet, as I am still evaluating if it can do what I am looking for. I did set it up for a friend once so I have some familiarity with it.
The requirement I have for my present purpose is that I want to restrict access to my blog via a registration that requires a user to provide an email address and password. Only those that are registered will be able to view the blog after they log in with their personalized email/password. I don't want to just restrict the ability to edit/post, I want to restrict the ability to even view the blog. Does WP have that ability built in? Is there a plug in that provides that? Thank you.