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Making Your WordPress Blog Private for Family and Friends

If you are looking to make your WordPress blog completely private, you have come to the right place. If you aren’t sure on how you should go about doing that, you will find out today.

Why would you need a private blog in the first place? Well, there are several reasons somebody might want to make a completely personal blog. Maybe you want a place to share your family photos, but just for your family and friends to see. Maybe you want to keep a private journal or diary, or maybe you are working on ideas for a blog, and you don’t want the public to see it until it is completely finished.

If you have firmly decided on making a completely private blog, here is how you can do that. The first thing that you need to be doing is installing, and activating, a My Private Site plugin.

When you activate that plugin, you will need to be visiting the Settings, and then visit the Private Site page, where you will have to configure the given settings of the plugin.

You will see a box that will ask you to make your site private, and that will allow the plugin you have activated to become private, just as you wanted in the first place. It is really a very simple thing, and you just have to check a few options that will make your blog private.

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It also possible to make this plugin make certain pages on website not private, so for example, if you still want people landing on your website to see your landing page, you can make it visible to other users who aren’t allowed to see your private blog.

The people who receive the login information to your website will be able to log into it, and see your content. All the other people who don’t have the login information will just be able to see your landing page, and any other pages that you have not made private, if there are any at all.

Another thing that can be done is to make certain posts or pages private, and the rest of the website available for a wide audience. You can do that by creating a post you want to be private, and then you find the visibility option, where you will be able to add passwords to that post or page.

Lastly, something to keep in mind is that all the users on your website that have higher roles, like Admin or Editor, will be able to see all your posts and pages, even if they are private. If you have admins on your website that aren’t part of the circle of people you want viewing certain posts, you may have some trouble with that, and you’re going to have to think whether you are okay with them viewing the posts, or do you want to remove them from their role. If you don’t have such people on your website, then you should not be having any trouble.

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