How to Keep a Blog Private in WordPress

Blogging has become a pervasive phenomenon in the last few years. There are many websites which provide free of cost blogging services to their users. However, for some premium quality services, they charge a particular amount of money from the users. The most famous blogging websites include wordpress.com, wordpress.org, blogger.com and tumblr.com.

With the increased number of cyber threats, blogging has become really difficult. So, if you want to keep your blog safe from spam and other malicious software, you will have to keep it private so that only your friends can see your posts. WordPress provides different settings to keep your blog private and safe from any virus invasion.

Things Required:

– Computer and internet connection
– Email ID
– WordPress account

Instructions

  • 1

    First of all, you have to open your WordPress blog. Just go to the main page and enter your username and password to login. If you don’t have a blog on WordPress, just click on the ‘Create blog’ option on the main page and enter your details. Then, check your email account. You will receive an activation code in your inbox. Copy and paste that activation code in the box and press enter. Then, go to the settings of your blog.

  • 2

    In the setting option, you will see many options. Click on the ‘Privacy’ option. You will see three distinct options in the privacy settings. The first option will be ‘I would like my blog to be visible to everyone, including search engines (e.g. Google, Bing, Technorati) and archivers’. Just uncheck this option. Then, you will see the option ‘I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors’. This option is to help you to limit access to your blog from search engines. In this way, you will be able to keep your blog safer, although people will still be able to view it. In contrast, the third option, ‘I would like my blog to be visible only to users I choose’, makes your blog the safest as it only allows visitors of your choice. If you are using wordpress.com, you can choose to grant  up to 35 different users access to your blog.

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