How to read a protected blog?

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  • #486696

    Hey everyone,

    There are a couple of blogs here that I’d like to check out, however they are protected.

    Is there any way for me to gain access? Would I have to somehow contact the blog author or something?

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

    #486861

    supportbot
    Member

    You did not specify a blog address or reason for posting when you created this topic.

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    #486863

    The blog is titled seedlings.wordpress.com I believe.

    #486865

    timethief
    Member

    The answer is “no”. Unless or until the blogger in question chooses to make their blog visibility “public” there is no way you can read what’s on the blog. I have been around for a few years now and it’s my experience that when a blogger chooses to change their blog visibility from “public” to “private” they do so to shed themselves of unwanted readers and commenters and/or trolls. WordPress.com Staff will not violate privacy of any bloggers and release their information to anyone so it’s case closed.

    #486914

    Alright then. Just wondering though, does that mean absolutely no one can read the blog? Or are there special permission rights for users who do read the blog?

    #486916

    timethief
    Member

    No one the blogger does not choose to give access to the blog to can read the blog. If you know the blogger in question then contact them directly.

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