There may be instances where additional privacy for blogs and blog posts is required. This post contains instructions for managing the privacy settings on your WordPress blog.
Limiting access to an entire site
To adjust the privacy controls on your site in Edublogs, login to the Dashboard and visit Settings > Privacy. On the following page, you will see the various privacy controls available to site admins:
To clarify a few of these options:
- “I would like only logged in users to see my blog” – With this option selected, only registered and logged in users of Blogs @ Baylor can access the site.
- “I would like only logged in users who are registered subscribers to see my blog” – Adding users to your site is often helpful for collaboration. The subscriber role in WordPress is the role with the fewest privileges–subscribers can only read the content of a site, not change it in any way (learn more about roles in WordPress). You may add an existing Blogs @ Baylor user to your site by visiting Users > Add New > Add Existing User in the Dashboard and selecting the subscriber role for that user. With this privacy option set, only your site’s logged-in subscribers can see your site.
- “I would like only administrators of this blog, and network to see my blog” – This is the most restrictive privacy option and only allows access to the blog administrators and the super admin for the entire WordPress network at http://blogs.baylor.edu.
Password-protect individual pages and posts
In instances where only a few content items within a site need to be private, users may elect to password-protect only certain blog posts and pages. To do this, visit Posts or Pages in the Dashboard, select the post or page you want to password protect, and look for the Publish module containing the Visibility status:
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