Hello and welcome to WPBeginner. In this video we’ll walk through how to make your wordpress site completely private So as we cover this you might be
wondering why would I need to make my blog private. Well some good features for that would
be say an intranet site for your company or even if you just want your own
private diary or journal area and you only want an accessible for yourself and
no one else. To get that functionality we’re going to install a plug-in called
my private site. This is what it looks like from the
repository and to do that we’ll just go into the back of our dashboard head over
to the plugins area add new and i’m going to search for my
private site this is the one we want so we’ll install now. Finally let’s activate it and we’ll be
ready to go into settings to configure. You can either go here for settings or
go under settings itself and go to private site for future. You see up here you automatically get a
notification that it’s not turned on so that’s okay we’re in here’s to turn
it on. To make it private we’ll just click this and save changes.
Alright once we set that up you can also allow self-registration
that way anyone can register and once they register they’ll have to log in
before they can actually see the site. Down here you also can decide where to
send them once they log in. By default it will just return them to
the same URL. If you have a very specific page you can add that here if you want
to set up a custom log in then you can select this here and add the login
location here and then if you need to have visible exclusions meaning you want
the site home to be visible for everyone to see and then they will have to log in
to see the rest or for instance is the site visible to everyone. You can click
that here or will it just be visible to anyone who logs in. Now that we’ve made the site private
click Save Changes. Once you save all the changes in order to
see how it looks on your site you’ll want to go and log out. Once you log out and you try to access
the site it will automatically take you to the login screen. This is a good example of why you may
want to show say the home page for anybody to look at it so they have an
idea of what they’re doing. Once I login I now see everything just
fine. Now if you’re just looking to make
certain posts private well WordPress has a built-in functionality over here under
visibility you see that it’s public is by default and you can either password
protect it or make it private over here and when you make it private people who
have editor or above can see it once they’re logged in and that’s a quick
overview on how to make your WordPress blog completely private. If you like this video click on the like
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