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  1. I would like to keep my blog closed to anyone but invitee. What instructions do I have to give the invitees so that they do not need to sign up to get to my page? I have the need to register and sign botton unchecked.

    Is there a url I can use that will bring them directly to my page?

    The blog I need help with is peacockhomeowners.wordpress.com.

  2. Could someone please point us to clear, concise directions about this question? I am having an extremely frustrating time getting people to read my blog due to a lack of clear instructions.

    Here is what one of my invitees wrote to me in a private email about being able to read my blog (It took four days to help her get registered:
    "okay, now I am registered, so Mama C needs to authorize me to
    follow her blog!"

    How do I do this? I have not received an email from WordPress stating that this person has registered--no links, no place in dashboard shows me how.

  3. Thank you screenfree, I am glad to know I am not the only one who is a bit frustrated. Elsa

  4. therattlingdoor
    Member

    You have to invite people yourself via Dashboard>Users>Invite new. They will need to sign up for a username, and when they receive the email saying they have been invited to view your blog they must click the link provided.

  5. Hi peachocadmin and screenfree,

    Private blog will always require users to sign up for a WordPress.com account. See this page:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/#viewing-a-private-blog

    All viewers added to a private blog must have a WordPress.com account—this ensures that only those you’ve authorized to see your blog are the ones viewing it:

    Here are the instructions for inviting viewers:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/#invite-people-to-view-your-private-blog

    peacockadmin, the checkmarks you are referring to in your post apply only to people commenting on your content, not to viewing a private blog.

    screenfree, I don't think you were supposed to receive an email, only the user who was trying to register. Once they create their account, they should receive a confirmation email. Please let them know to check their spam folder in case the email got falsely caught in the spam filters. Once they click the confirmation link in that email, they will have access to your site. Please note that after confirming their account, the invitee will have to go back to the invitation e-mail and click on "Accept invitation" again!

    They will need to click the “Accept Invitation” button in the invitation email. If they are logged into their WordPress.com account, they will be taken directly to your blog. If not, they will be taken to the log-in screen, where they can either log in or create a new user account.

    Note that users who create a new WordPress.com account at that point will still need to return to the invitation email and click the “Accept Invitation” button after doing so.

    Hope that helps!

  6. therattlingdoor
    Member

    Basically what i said really, only shorter!

  7. Sorry therattlingdoor! I must have been typing it out while you posted so the page wasn't updated with you message..

  8. therattlingdoor
    Member

    LOL i do the same, i always forget to refresh. But at least you added some links.

  9. Hi alancu0108,

    Thank you for the information. I have another question for you. My blog is going to target seniors; a good portion of them use the computer but are not very computer literated and need simple. I had really wanted to keep the blog private, but have to ask; if I keep it public can they go to the page by entering the URL? It would work better for this group if they did not have to go back and forth to just to get in to enter their comments.

    Elsa

  10. Hi Elsa,

    Yes, if you keep the blog public, simply entering the URL in the browser will show you website to anyone online without a problem. No one will need to sign up or anything.

    Cheers,

  11. Just to double check the correct URL to give them would be:

    peacockhomeowners.wordpress.com

    Thank you so much for your help.

    Elsa

  12. Yes, that seem to be it! However, it is private right now, so I am unable to see the actual blog, but the URL does bring me to a valid page.

    Good luck!

  13. Thank you. you have been a big help

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