Can multiple users view drafts?

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  • #341736

    kerrinoel
    Member

    I need to save som how-to guides for the group of authors that post to my blog. These need to be private (i.e. not published) but accessible by authors (I’d rather not make them editors). Is there a way to do this? Right now I’ve got them saved as drafts. I tried password protecting one and then got one of my authors to try to access it through the dashboard. There was no where for her to enter the password to view the draft.

    What’s the best way to do this?

    Thanks

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

    #341841

    raincoaster
    Member

    Can we have a link to your blog, starting with http? We always need that to make sure you’re in the right forum.

    #341843

    kerrinoel
    Member
    #341845

    raincoaster
    Member

    Thanks.

    Depending on their level of access, yes, multiple people can view drafts. Authors, however, can’t.

    Why not publish them, but make them password-protected?

    #341846

    raincoaster
    Member

    By that I mean it would have to be published, not just saved, and she would have to put her password in from the front of the blog, not the Dashboard.

    #341848

    kerrinoel
    Member

    Right. I tried that but the object is to avoid making these public. When I tried a password protection, you could still see the title of the post and a prompt to use the password. I need to make this all invisible to the public. Is there a way to hide the post and only make it visible if someone has the url of the post and a password?

    #341849

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    kerrinoel,
    Why not start a private blog, with the same layout and all so authors could log in but the public wouldn’t see it. Then cut and paste to your “real” blog.
    Authors wouldn’t be able to edit the drafts, but they could read the published (private) blog and make comments.

    #341850

    kerrinoel
    Member

    1tess: Thanks! That might do the trick. I assume that as long as they have the password, they could read the private blog. Is that right?

    #341856

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Oh yes. The authors will need wp.com accounts. (They don’t have to make blogs—just accounts with usernames.) Then you make a list of their user names to access your blog:
    http://support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    #341858

    kerrinoel
    Member

    Thanks!

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