How do I make a private blog public?

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  • #1076983

    I first had the blog private while I was experimenting and getting feedback from a few friends. I now want to make the site public. I have checked the box in reader settings to “allow search engines to access this site”. It still is giving people the message that my blog is private and they need to log in.
    Thanks!

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

    #1077148

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Your site is correctly set to be public.

    Would it be possible to upload a screenshot of where you see the message that the blog is private, to help in troubleshooting?

    Here’s a guide on how to make a screenshot, if you’re not sure: http://en.support.wordpress.com/make-a-screenshot/

    Just upload the screenshot in your Media Library and then post a link so I can see it. Thanks!

    #1077194

    bbyrdgiles
    Member

    I am having the same problem. If I post my URL on someone’s Facebook page, it asks them to login. http://urbanbredkid.com/

    #1077195

    bbyrdgiles
    Member

    This is what appears when I post the link.

    Protected Blog › Login
    http://urbanbredkid.com/
    http://urbanbredkid.com/ is marked private by its owner. If you were invited to view this site, please log in below. Read more about privacy settings.

    #1077196

    raincoaster
    Member

    Your blog isn’t protected, but it looks like you need to flush the Facebook Cache. http://umairj.com/146/how-to-clear-facebook-shares-cache/

    #1077197

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    bbyrdgiles – as raincoaster suggested, it sounds like you just need to refresh Facebook’s stored (cached) version of your site. You can do that very simply by pasting http://urbanbredkid.com/ into the text field on the page below and then clicking “Debug”:

    https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug

    Let us know if this works.

    #1077198

    bbyrdgiles
    Member

    THANKS!!!

    #1077201

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    My pleasure!

    #1077213

    My original question was corrected when I went and deleted all the people who I had invited when it was a private blog. After I did this, the blog became public.

    #1077214

    timethief
    Member

    That’s great news. Thanks so much for posting and sharing it here. Happy blogging.

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