Private WordPress Blog / Site and How to Create a Private Post / Page?

WordPress is a great platform to create any kind of website or blog. But by creating a website or blog on most of them, our goal is to reach its content more and more people. But have you ever wanted to create such a WordPress blog, which is yours only That is, a blog whose content can only be viewed by you and no other person in the world can access your blog content.

Private WordPress Blog / Site and How to Create a Private Post / Page?
Private WordPress Blog / Site and How to Create a Private Post / Page?

Basically, the idea here is to create a private WordPress blog. Now you will say what is the use of creating a Private WordPress Blog?

See, there is no one in terms of advantage money. But there may be many other reasons for a person to create a Private WordPress Blog, such as:

  • Write a blog as your private diary.
  • Create a blog for your company or organization, which can be read only by the people of your company.
There can be many other reasons like this.

Today I will tell you in the article how can you make the entire WordPress Blog full of private and also tell you how you can make a specific post or page of the blog private.

How to create a Complete WordPress Blog Private?

You have to install a plugin for this, whose name is My Private Site.

Install and activate this plugin. (How to install WordPress plugins?)

You will need to follow the total 4 posts below:

Step 1: Turn on Private Site Functionality

  1. Go to SettingsPrivate Site in your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Check the box with Private Site.
  3. Then do the Save Changes.
Step 1: Turn on Private Site Functionality

Now your site has become private. Any band that does not have an account on your website or who will be accountable but will not be logged in, it will only appear on the login page.

Step 1: Turn on Private Site Functionality

There are many more things that you can configure in this regard.

Step 2: Choose whether people can register on your site or not

Allow Self-Registration to scroll down and choose whether people can create an account on your site or not.

  • If you check the box, the site will be basically public, because someone can view the content by creating an account on your site.
  • If you do not check the box, you will have to create an account for manually users, and only those users can log in and view the contents of your site.
Step 2: Choose whether people can register on your site or not

Step 3: How to login users to your site, this is what controls

In the Custom Login section in the Landing Location, you can:

  • You can choose which page to send to the user after logging in.
  • Instead of using the default WordPress login page, you can also create your own login page.
Step 3: How to login users to your site, this is what controls

Step 4: Some Pages to Public

If you still want to keep your particular content public, you can use the Visible Exclusions feature.

  • You can make your homepage public.
  • Can make a specific piece of content public.
  • Use the URL prefix feature to make an entire category public.
Step 4: Some Pages to Public

Making Particular Post / Page private or password protected

You can create private password protected on personal basis in posts or pages in WordPress.

How to make a Post / Page Private?

This is very easy. Edit any post. (Open Visual Editor)

In the Right Sidebar, in the Publish column, click the edit link with Visibility.

You will have three options in front.

  • Public
  • Password Protected
  • Private
You have to choose private, then by clicking on the OK button, you have to update the post.

How to make a Post / Page Private?

Any private post will display in the frontend of the website, with "Private:" prefix label and only logged in users will be displayed.

Note: You can also show private posts by using users Role Editor such as Private Posts, only logged in users with special level. But this step is only for advanced users.

How to create a Post / Page Password Protected?How to create a Post / Page Password Protected?

In the above section, which are three options, you have to select Password Protected for this case. Then you have to enter password in it.

After that, update the post by OK.

In all Password protected posts frontend, "Protected:" will be show with prefix label and anyone has to enter password to see them.

Do you also want to create a private blog? If so, what are your reasons behind it? Explain in Comments.

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