In general, if you are using a WordPress (org) CMS in a self-hosted server, you may need to use any third-party plugin to restrict your entire site. However, the beauty of WordPress.com you won’t need to bear those hassles (Cool, isn’t it?)
Coincidently I have a relevant blog post on my other self-hosted site. You can walk through that article from this link.
So who needs this particular Private feature? Because peoples usually create websites to show their presence to the world!
- Suppose, you want to use your site as Guinea Pig! To play with the stuffs, but don’t want to show your mess to the users.
- You are a learner or trainer.
- You have a particular niche for a targeted audience (membership), etc.
How to enable
- Visit: https://wordpress.com/settings/general
- Choose your site and click on it.
- Now, scroll down. You will see the privacy settings indicating three different privacy options along with the “Private.“
- Check and save the settings, and you are done!
Now, your site will be visible only for logged-in users.