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We have always had many different privacy options available to our bloggers – blogs can be as public or as private as you’d like.

Until now, if you wanted your blog to be private so that only a certain group of people could see it, you had to create and add usernames for each individual to your blog.

In short, it was kind of a pain.

Now you can quickly set a single password for your entire blog which you can give out to anyone you want to allow access.

This might be great for a group of student blogs that can all share the same password, meaning every student won’t need to be added to every single blog.

Or, it could work well on blogs meant for private communication or collaboration in a group, club, or school.

How does it work?!

First, go to the Settings > Privacy page of your blog.

Choose the last option on the list.

Enter any password you want and click ‘Save Changes’.

That’s it!

Now when anyone visits your blog, they will see this notice:

It is important to note that users can also choose to login with their Edublogs username and if they are registered users on the blog, they will have access that way as well.

Check it out now and let us know what you think!

The new password protect option is available on all Pro and upgraded student blogs now, and it will be rolling out to our Edublogs Campus networks soon.

About Ronnie Burt

Manages the Edublogs, CampusPress, and WPMU DEV Hosting services. Former secondary math teacher and wannabe musician. Follow @ronnieburt on twitter!

4 Comments

  1. Great new feature… will work will with our younger grades and parents. Would like this on Campus too.

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  3. This is great. I’ll be using it with my first-year junior high students. Now, if I can only get them to keep the password in a safe place…

    • Stewart Whitney
  4. Thank you ! You just made my life so much easier!

    • Jennifer Berkeley

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