I currently restrict access to family and friends for posts on a blog about my daughter. But I have to constantly redo this for every single post I make. This is annoying and I have forgotten, only to notice it days or weeks later. Ugh.
I would like:
A) a way to make the entire site password protected. Just like I can with posts, but lock down the whole site from casual browsing. Plus, I set it up once and the site remains locked down, and I can change out the password any time I think the password has spread too far. I would LOVE to find out how to do this. Right now, changing the password on hundreds of posts is neigh impossible with the time left to me with two kids.
B) a way to establish a default post password and have every post default to having the password turned ON instead of having to do this manually every single time. Hey, we use computers. This sort of "defaulting" ought to be easy.
The reason I want this is because doing it manually every time is laborious and error prone. Plus, it's clunky for visitors to see a page filled with password blanks the first time they visit. Sure, they all go away once a password is accepted, but it's not a pretty sight. Plus it seems to reset itself every couple weeks so they keep seeing this again and again. It reflects poorly on me and I think WordPress can do better than that.
The second reason is that I have looked at the one option WordPress currently offers to lock down the blog and it is unacceptable. It would require every user to create a WordPress account with a user name and password, have e-mail to receive confirmation, and they they have to remember BOTH things whenever they want to visit the site. Plus I have to manually enter them as users, which then gives them far more capabilities than just reading. It's terribly cumbersome for our older readers, who have trouble remembering the one password we ave now, and getting THAT entered correctly. Forcing them to create accounts to view the blog is not an option.
How can I lock down my blog with one password?
The blog I need help with is littlesophia.wordpress.com.