I have 10 family members and want a site where these members can post comments, news, and photographs to share with the other family members. I want to control access to the site to specific users and decide when to add specific members.
Also, when someone posts on the site, I would like for members to receive an email.
Is WordPress appropriate for this?
The blog I need help with is phplutes.wordpress.com.
Very appropriate here (and still free)
Set the blog to Private
Dashboard >> Settings >> Read >> only those I choose
Then you invite only those you want to view the blog – they will need their own account here but not a blog –
You can also add people as Contributor – that means they can write a Post but the Admin needs to approve the Post before it is published – then once published they can’t change the Post
PS – yes members can receive an email when a Post is published – but they must subscribe to the blog to get the email (you will need to put the subscribe Widget in the Sidebar)
Set the email content to summery
Dashboard >> Settings >> Read >> For each article in a feed, show
That has only the first 75 words of a Post show in the email so they need to visit the blog to see the whole Post
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