Sometimes we want to make WordPress blog private Or maybe want to show our stuff to limited people such as friends and family or our classmates. Making a WordPress blog private is so beneficial for them, who want to make private projects. You can also use it as your private diary & add photos of your trips and journals. So in this article we will trying to show you to make WordPress blog completely private. We also show you how to block search engines and can’t access them to index and show your website in Google or other search engines.
First Step: Hide WordPress Blog from Google & Other Search Engines
First step you need to do is that stop Google and other spiders to crawl and indexing your site in search engines. You can do this job easily by going to Setting > Reading Tab and check the option Discourage search engines from indexing this site under Site Visibility Options. For more information see below image.
Second Step: Make WordPress Blog Completely Private
First of all search and install Private Only plugin from WordPress plugins directory. Once you finished simply navigate to Settings > Private Only Custom Login page to set up plugin according to your needs.
After landing on the WordPress blog private plugin’s setting page first option you need to configure is that default public page. This option is so useful and through one of your visible page you can announce publicly that this website is private and only registered and authorized users can see and access this site but if you are not interested to show any kind of page publically then just don’t touch this option and leave as default. See is a screen shot for more help.
User can also change and place own logo in WordPress log on-screen. If you have a program to show your own logo in WordPress login screen than check this box and enter your WP logo link URL otherwise leave it as default. You can also change default login message with your own text. In the end this plugin is also giving you an option to Remove Register and Lost Your Password and Remove Back to Blog links from your WordPress Login page.
Now its depend on you what type of things you want to show on your website. This plugins gives you a complete control even you can make your login page beautiful by using the Custom CSS option. We hope this article helps you to Make WordPress Blog Completely Private. If you are still facing any issue regarding this problem, tell us by leaving a comment below.