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Invitees can't view private blog without opening a WordPress account

  1. Hi,
    I've set up a private blog to circulate family photos to family members. When I invite them to see the blog, they are asked to set up a WordPress account in order to view it.
    Is it possible for them to see the blog, and still keep it private, without their having to open a WordPress account?

    I did the same thing last September 2012 for a forty year high school reunion....uploaded all the old photos and circulated only to classmates. On that occasion the invitees had no problem accessing the site by clicking the link in their E-mail. Has something changed?
    Many thanks,
    Catherine Hayes Sparks

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

  2. If the entire site is marked "Private", the only way to control access is by limiting it to invited users. They'll need to open a WordPress.com account. See here:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

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