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!
Have you tried going to Settings->Privacy and selecting any of the radio buttons there?
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!
would you mind giving access to the site? or maybe sending a copy of your wp installation?
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!
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.
Under Settings >> Privacy
"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."