Network Privacy

In one of the chapters in the WordPress All In One Desk Reference, Andrea includes a list of recommended plugins for use in a WordPress Network. One of those is no longer available for download. Because it was such a handy plugin, I updated the plugin for WordPress 3.0 so that it works with both single and network installs. It can be installed in either the mu-plugins or plugins folder. Here are the features:

In a single site WordPress install adds the following privacy options:

  • I would like my site to be visible only to Site subscribers.
  • I would like my site to be visible only to Site administrators.

In a WordPress network activated on an individual site adds the following privacy options:

  • I would like my site to be visible only to Registered network users.
  • I would like my site to be visible only to Site subscribers.
  • I would like my site to be visible only to Site administrators.

When Network Activated or in the mu-plugins folder in a WordPress network adds the following:

  • A privacy selector in the Super Admin -> Options page to allow individual site privacy or the 3 above across the network.
  • If the network setting is individual privacy the Super Admin -> Edit Site screen has a privacy selector.

Thanks to D Sader for the original version. Download Network Privacy.

About Ron

Homeschooling dad of 4 (ages 27 - 14), grampy to 3, WordPress core contributor, former farmboy & software developer by profession.

Comments

  1. And on a single install with no network of sites, it adds all the options except for the “I would like my site to be visible only to Registered network users.” one.

    :)

  2. That’s a really handy plugin guys, thank you. Already have a use for it lined up, so thank you for that :o)

  3. Zack Lamczyk says:

    Is this like Registered Users Only 2?

  4. Very generous! Thanks, Ron!

  5. Joss Winn says:

    Thanks, Ron.

    I see that dsader has also released a new version of his plugin for download:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/more-privacy-options/

    How do the two plugins differ?

    • I’d have to look at his to see. How it’s different from the prior version of his is that it works in a single WP, has the 3 options for super admins in a network & works in either mu-plugins or plugins folder.

  6. Joss Winn says:

    Having installed your plugin, I found that people were seeing a message about waiting five seconds and being redirected to login, despite the blog privacy settings being set to ‘Googleable’.

  7. Hi Ron and Andrea,

    Thanks for upgrading the plugin. I noticed it does not seem to work with the Domain Mapping plugin.

    -scott

  8. Hi!

    Really nice plugin! Does is also support RSS? I just installed it, now my RSS could not be subscribed by Google Reader or Netnewswire anymore.
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
    Tobi

    • If you have the privacy turned on RSS feeds are not accessible. Why would you want privacy and a newswire subscribing to your RSS?

      • Well, it’s a private blog for my family and they should also be able to subscribe to RSS after authantication…that’s the idea. :-)

        • RSS is anonymous. Whether or not someone logs into the site, the syndication service being used can’t share the authentication. It’s stored in a cookie on your local computer and for obvious security reasons google’s feed servers (or other similar ones) don’t have access to those cookies.