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  • I am a newbie attempting to create a web-site. Would like to have site access restricted to selected members only. Not sure if blog is needed yet. Is WordPress for me or not?

    Thank you,


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  • It is difficult to answer this question without knowing more about the site. WordPress can definitely serve as the platform for a members-only site by using one of several plugins.

    Hello –
    Thank you for your reply. I totally understand that my question was not an easy one to answer. 🙂 My URL is and I am attempting to create a site for all of our fellow high school classmates can go to and use as a “community forum” to see pictures from our various activies suc as reunions, annual picnics, dinner socials & etc.

    One page is planned to consists of our High School Annual pictures with a “Status” button for that particular classmate, i.e “E-mail Me, RIP, Missing, etc.

    I am having a lot of difficulty in figuring out how to set up a Login and PW buton to restrict access by others not in class.

    So far, I have had no luck with WordPress on how to do such thins, in a simple step-by-step process.

    Basic WP is not designed to be a restricted site, or to let users post to the site. Each of these things adds some complexity to the installation.

    The Custom Community theme integrates WP with the BuddyPress plugin to do most of what you are asking. I suggest you give it a try.

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