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Reverting to Private Status

  1. In starting a new blog, I clicked ok before checking the box to keep it private (I have a ways to go before I'm ready to say Hello World). How do I uncheck that box?
    Thanks for your help,

  2. Dashboard -> Options -> Privacy -> Pick the option that you want and click on teh Save Changes button.

  3. Many thanks

  4. Not a problem.

  5. Weird. I just get Dashboard -> Options -> and cannot find "Privacy->"
    Where did it go? I only see "Authors & Users" | "Your Profile" | and "Invites" on the line below. Any hints to where "Privacy" should be?

  6. Click on Options -> then click on Privacy
    Privacy Options
    Blog visibility: ____I would like my blog to appear in search engines like Google and Sphere, and in public listings around
    ____I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors
    ____I would like my blog to be visible only to users I choose

    Click the chosen option above and click "Update Options" to save

  7. Thank you timethief,
    I wouldn't have found it for quite a while without your help. I appreciate it.

  8. This is a great feature in WordPress. We'll be using it for Admin discussions for our game server. Very nice. We have been using Google's collaborating spreadsheets and docs, along with a forum. I much prefer blogs to forums... it's outstanding.

  9. Glad you like it. So many people prefer forums for this: why do you like the blog instead? I'm interested from a sociological point of view, as maintaining a blog is much more top-down than a forum or wiki. I'd think this would be too much work, but would love to be proven wrong.

  10. @evilclan
    You're welcome.

  11. raincoaster:

    Blogs are more interesting to me. Reading forums are just so boring and non-expressive. They are not hard to maintain but really fun to share in a continuous conversation. They are tagged by topic and searchable making it just as easy to find topics as any forum.

    However, I wouldn't expect a blog to be as effective if it grew to the size of some of the more active forums. However with a small contributor group it's really much more enjoyable to read and comment than a forum typically is.

    It's just my taste and should do very well for us.

    Now that's just the public blog I'm referring to. The private admin blog is going to have even fewer contributors but since it's protected won't have an RSS feed capability. To mitigate this I've advised the admins to post a message on the public blog that a new post has been made on the admin side so we will be notified through our news readers instead of e-mail that a post has been made. We'll see how that works. It's easy but it is an additional step to take. Perhaps I've not discovered yet a WordPress e-mail solution as a work around the lack of the RSS feed.

  12. Thanks for the thoughtful response. I am growing a community and have to think about these things, and this is very helpful.

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