I would like to invite some non-wordpress users (friends and family) to view my private blog. And I want to make it super-easy for them, and for me. In other words - I want to send out an invite, have it accepted, and with no other steps on my part or on theirs, have members and subscribers.
In particular, I don't want to have to bother my invitees back and forth for info about their user names. This is because I really want it to be as easy as possible for the people I want to invite (mostly family and all newbies). Any extra steps and they will not be able to do it as they will be too timid or they will forget.
But as far as I can figure it out, there seems to be no integration between the invitation function, constributor role administration, and subscription management. Am I missing something here?
The blog I need help with is heatherstark.wordpress.com.