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  1. I don't see a clear answer: If I invite someone as a reader of a private blog, do they have to register with WordPress, or can they just, please, read the thing?

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

  2. I have the same concerns. It seems to take so many steps to set people up for private blog access that we may stick with our wiki...

  3. The clear answer is "yes" and it's found here:

    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 creat 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. http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/#invite-people-to-view-your-private-blog

    Please stop an d think about this. How on Earth could the software differentiate between a hacker and an official viewer of the private blog without requirement in place?

  4. You could allow a setup by the administrator with a single confirmation to the user's email. This would be both usable and meet privacy guidelines. When I tried the above it STILL didn't let the test user into the private blog even after they set up an account from the prompt from the invite user request. The ACCEPT invitation (second step already ) was met with a request to re-ask for access to the private blog. My users are neither that savvy or patient.

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