Need help? Check out our Support site, then

Make blog private to the public

  1. I need to make my blog private
    Blog url:

  2. Dashboard->Settings->Privacy. Not that this will not remove your archives from search engines, but will hide your posts going forward.

  3. Thank you so much. I'm afraid that if I click the radio button to make it unsearchable via google etc, that it will undo my thing about making it private. Is it a google cache issue? Can you yourself see it? Again, thank you so much for your help. I'm teaching now and I need this site downnnn but I don't want to delete it :/

  4. I did click submit on the radio button earlier to make it private. Just worried about google cache, probably only time will make that stop?

  5. How do you make it public from private?

  6. How do you make it public from private?

  7. @halfassitude
    Bing and Google flush their caches of indexed material every 3 - 6 months.

  8. @csanzaro
    How do you make it public from private?
    This is the main link to all support documentation
    This is the result to typing privacy settings into the searchbox there >
    please follow those instructions.

  9. I got it! Thanks!

  10. You're welcome. :)

  11. I cannot see the privacy settings option in settings?

  12. Hi, I'm in the same boat as goutypete. I'm new to WordPress, and originally when working through the wordpress-admin site, I could see the option under Settings > Reading > Site Visibility for, "I would like my site to be private, visible only to users I choose".

    Today, I changed the hosting of my blog to GoDaddy, and when I log in to the wordpress interface via GoDaddy, much of the original WordPress functionality is gone. Under Settings > Reading > Site Visibility, there is no option anymore for my site to be private, and several of the other options are gone as well.

    Sorry if this is a basic question, but if someone could please clarify why this is the case and how I can restore the site-private functionality, that would be greatly appreciated. I've spent a good chunk of time trying to figure this out on my own and am about ready to throw in the towel. Thank you.

  13. @miych2000
    You need to post to the correct support forum. We cannot help you here at with that site as it’s not being hosted by and we run on different software. This is the correct forum for your software http://wordpress.ORG/support/ If you have not registered a username account yet you can do so on the top right hand corner of the page I just linked to so you can post to those support forums.

  14. There is no Privacy link in the setting menu. How can I make my blog private?

  15. @pls3rdlearning
    Where is the active link starting with http:// to the exact blog in question please?

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic