Privacy Plugin Update: Easily Password Protect Entire Blog

Just a quick update about a new feature released in the popular Multisite Privacy plugin.

For years, this plugin has been a must on any Multisite network – giving users more options to choose from when it comes to privacy settings on their blogs.

One of the limitations to making blogs private (important in education, group discussion blogs, etc.) has been that you needed to first create user accounts and add users to a blog. That can be kind of a pain!

Now, with one click, you can choose a password that you can give out to anyone that you want to be able to access the blog!

This could be a huge time saver when starting a new blog and not wanting open access while getting it set up, but still providing for an easy way to share it with a large group of people.

Privacy options now include:

  • Site is open and visible to all – including search engines
  • Site is open and visible to all – but search engines are blocked
  • Site is only open to any registered users of the entire blog network
  • Site is only open to any subscriber or user on the individual blog
  • A password is required to access the blog

See it in action!

Four new options are added to Settings > Privacy for all blog administrators to choose from:

And Super Admins can easily control in the Network Admin settings which of the privacy options users have access to, and even reset a default option for all blogs on the network!

What do you think?

We are always looking for ways to improve our plugins. Tell us if there are any features to Multisite Privacy that you’d like to see!

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