Privacy setting

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  • #1193588

    tiffanyatang
    Member

    Hi, I can’t seem to find where to change my privacy settings. Every times go into settings I see: account options (username, email address, primary blog, web address, interface language), and account recovery. No “privacy” anything whatsoever. I may be an idiot but I checked the “help” section and it told me to go to settings, which isn’t much help because the privacy setting isn’t there?! Ugh!

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

    #1193677

    Privacy settings are now “Site Visibility” on the Settings > reading page in your dashboard.

    #1193678

    tiffanyatang
    Member

    I can’t get the “reading” page on my settings though…

    #1193679

    tiffanyatang
    Member

    I just have account options and account recovery

    #1193680

    auxclass
    Member

    Your description of the Dashboard seem a bit different.

    Exactly what is the URL of the blog you are looking for the Privacy settings for?

    #1193683

    tiffanyatang
    Member

    tiffanyatang.wordpress.com is one of them. I have two “blogs”, I just want to test them out before making them public.

    #1193684

    Oh, good catch @auxclass. I didn’t read though it carefully enough. Need coffee, or sleep, one of the two.

    #1193687

    auxclass
    Member

    http://tiffanyatang.wordpress.com/ – is public – you should have the privacy settings @TSP described

    But the options you are describing in your Dashboard sound like they might be from a WordPress.ORG install blog – which is why we would like both URL’s

    #1193688

    tiffanyatang
    Member

    vikingtiff.wordpress.com is my other one…also public…why is this so messed up! WordPress hates me :(

    #1193689

    tiffanyatang
    Member

    Also, I downloaded the WordPress app and I have things media, add a blog, sounds, app info, notifications on that settings page, but, no “reader” or “privacy.” I even cleared my history, and tried a diff browser. WordPress hates me!!

    #1193692

    justpi
    Member

    You’ve been visiting your account settings instead of your blog settings. To change the privacy you need Settings > Reading on the dashboard of each blog. Here:
    https://tiffanyatang.wordpress.com/wp-admin/
    https://vikingtiff.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

    #1193693

    tiffanyatang
    Member

    Omg justpi….thank you SO MUCH! I knew there was a completely obvious answer yet I couldn’t find it…then I was starting to give up…and you came along and saved the day! Thank you!! :-D

    #1193694

    The wordpress app from WordPress.org is different from what is here. They are not the same in key ways.

    The WordPress.org version has only one setting regarding site visibility at settings > reading and it is under “Search Engine Visibility” and only controls whether to encourage or discourage the search engines from crawling and indexing your site:

    Discourage search engines from indexing this site

    Do not use the WordPress.org app to develop a site for use here on WordPress.com. It will cause you problems since, as I mentioned, there are key differences.

    If you want to use the WordPress.org software to get all your content done and ready, you can do that and then export it from the .ORG app and import it into the WordPress.com site, but for things like themes and customizations, you cannot use the ones from the .ORG installation.

    #1193697

    tiffanyatang
    Member

    tsp – thank you for clearing that up. I think I’ll just use the regular .com site and not the app, plus the app doesn’t have the greatest reviews.

    #1193702

    auxclass
    Member

    I still have not figured out where the Account section is that Tiffany was in – oh well at least you are in the right section now – good luck – and it does get easier after a while

    #1193704

    tiffanyatang
    Member

    Auxclass- I must have been in my own personal settings, and not my actual individual blog settings… *blushes* and already it’s better, plus I bought a WordPress for dummies version of a book for my kindle, so I don’t have to bother you nice folks anymore! Thanks, everybody!! :)

    #1193705

    auxclass
    Member

    There is a ton of stuff at these sites on how to do things

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/

    http://learn.wordpress.com/

    #1193708

    tiffanyatang
    Member

    Sweet, thanks! I just bookmarked them. I need all the help I can get, apparently ;-)

    #1193712

    auxclass
    Member

    you be welcome & good luck

    the basics of the WordPress software is not too tough – but that means that many people don’t read the instructions or support documents –

    #1193713

    tiffanyatang
    Member

    Very true. It’s easy to skim through those things, but I promise I’ll read it. I’m starting it right now, actually (reading the basics).

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