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Making my blog PUBLIC

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Hi,

I changed my wordpress.org blog to private while I was working on it. When someone types in my address it takes them to an "under construction" page. I can not for the life of me figure out how to make my blog public again. Please help!

-K

Answers (5)

2010-04-12

Buzu B answers:

Have you tried going to Settings->Privacy and selecting any of the radio buttons there?


karenorphey comments:

I have tried that. I think that's where I made the blog private in the first place but the only options I have there right now are

1. I would like my blog to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Bing, Technorati) and archivers.

2. I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors.

It is an installed wordpress.org blog not wordpress.com so I think the settings are a bit different, I just can't figure it out!


Buzu B comments:

would you mind giving access to the site? or maybe sending a copy of your wp installation?


karenorphey comments:

I will do anything to fix the problem at this point! I'll set up a temporary password so you can get in and check it out, if you don't mind..:)

Please email me at [email protected] and I will give you info. Thanks!


karenorphey comments:

I figured out the problem. It was a setting in the prophoto template rather than the wordpress settings. Thank you for your help! I'm sorry I only put up $4, I haven't used this site before and I didn't know what I was doing. I'll know next time!

2010-04-12

Nathaniel Usarzewicz answers:

First, figure out how did you made your blog private (htaccess, some plugin maybe), then follow your steps backward :). If you made changes to htaccess, reverse them. If you used some plugin, then go to its settings page and turn it off, or just delete the plugin from FTP.

2010-04-12

Ryan McCue answers:

Check to see if you have a .maintenance file in your WordPress directory. If this exists, remove it.

2010-04-12

Martin answers:

Did you use a maintenance plugin? If so login to your site via ftp and navigate your way to the WordPress plugins folder and delete the plugin.


karenorphey comments:

I haven't used any plugins. I think I just found an option to make it private for the time being and I selected it.

2010-04-12

Jarret Minkler answers:

Under Settings >> Privacy

http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

Choose

"Blog Visibility has three options which we’ll cover individually.

1. I would like my blog to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Bing, Technorati) and archivers – This is the setting used by most blogs. It lets everyone read your blog and allows your blog to be included in search engines and other content sites."