The basic installation of WordPress does not provide a feature to make the entire wordpress blog private. Yes – you can block search engines and Yes you can opt to disable pinging update services when you publish new content; but that’s not completely private. By “private” we mean a WordPress blog that is only viewable to those with a username and password.

So if we want to make a WordPress blog private and ensure that only logged in users can view content we need to direct users not logged in to the login screen, like above.

How can we secure a wordpress blog then?

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