Do viewers need to sign in?
I just put up my blog and sent out a bunch of emails inviting people to check it out. I’m getting emails back telling me they need to sign in to see it. How do I get rid of this requirement? Thanks!
The blog I need help with is ampitupblog.wordpress.com.
No. This blog is a public blog http://ampitupblog.wordpress.com/ and anyone with internet access can enter that URL into their top browser bar and click it to view the blog.
However this blog is private http://ampitup.blog.wordpress.com/ so in that case see here >
http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/#invite-people-to-view-your-private-blog and note this:
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.
How do I get rid of this requirement?
Change the blog visibility setting to public.
To change blog visibility to Public go to Dashboard > Settings > Reading scroll to Blog Visibility and choose option 1. See the guide here http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/
Thanks for taking the time to help! It turns out when I typed the link in the email I added an extra “dot” before the word blog, so it was taking them to a non-existent blog! I should have known something was up when even I couldn’t get into it with my password. Thanks again for your time and help!
I’m so glad to know you worked through this. Best wishes for happy blogging.
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