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My public blog says private when posting link on facebook

  1. Hi folks

    I have a little blog called Business, Naturally for my English teaching business.

    The wordpress url is and the actual url which diverts to this address is

    I am trying to put the link on facebook, but when I post the link to my page it says this: is marked private by its owner. If you were invited to view this site, please log in below. Read more about privacy settings.

    I have three other blogs on WordPress, and know about privacy settings. I have made my blog totally public. Any idea why it would say this? Is there a time delay before the blog really does go public?



    The blog I need help with is

  2. The wordpress url is and the actual url which diverts to this address is

    If you have paid for domain mapping upgradethen you have not set it up correctly as there is no redirect happening at all. Please see the instructions here >

  3. is public as I just accessed it.

    When you say

    I am trying to put the link on facebook,
    where exactly is it in facebook you are trying to put the link?

  4. Thanks folks, I am trying to put the link on my own facebook page, as an update. I will check the domain issue too.

  5. Sorry about this - I have just done another experiment with my blog (this is on wordpress).

    I have done the same thing, posted it as a link on to my facebook page and it works fine. I have also never paid a Domain Mapping fee to wordpress. I used and they do the web forwarding for free.

  6. This URL redirects to

    This URL redirects to

    I'm not clear on how this is achieved without paying for a domain mapping upgrade so I have flagged this thread for Staff attention.

  7. Dang - that's an expensive question I have asked! : )

  8. Hi - I have just re-read the domain-mapping page, as I still have this problem. I think you are not correct in saying that I have to pay for domain mapping, since domain mapping is not the problem here, and I do not require domain mapping. All I am doing is redirecting a url, and it is Fasthosts who do this, not WordPress.

    It will be interesting to see if anyone at WordPress can actually answer this problem, as there seems to be something really inconsistent with my blogs.

  9. I'm sorry if I got anything wrong. it certainly was not my intention to mislead you. I have previously flagged this thread for Staff attention. There's no more that I can do for you. :(

  10. Facebook has some sort of crazy caching that we can't control. It sounds like your blog was private when you shared it before. Now, when you attempt to share again, it's just digging into its cache for the same description.

    I know this sounds weird, but you'll need to ask a friend who has never shared one of your posts before to share a post. This will kick Facebook's cache back in gear. The only other know alternative is to wait for it to clear out on its own in about a week.

  11. Thanks Mac for the answer. It seems like the cache still has not emptied so I will see about trying to get the cache emptied.

    (Sorry for the late reply - I have been away for a while).

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