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RituSays(Ritu’s Corner) Gets Its Own Domain Name RituSays.Com

There comes a day in every blog’s life, when it has to be hosted on a domain of its own in stead of relying on free portals like WordPress, Blogger etc. The day has come for RitySays.WordPress as well. Yes, after enough deliberation and dilly-dallying for a while, we have finally (sigh….) migrated [Ritu’s Corner] to a new domain name RituSays.Com.

The website RituSays.Com is now hosting all the blog-posts, that were originally published on ritusays.wordpress.com. While we are still not done with the blog-migration and there are few things that are still being worked over, namely User Subscriptions (email based as well as RSS/XML Feeds), WordPress URL Redirects, Themes etc, we expect you to have a look at our new home i.e, RituSays.Com.

For a blog, its readers are of utmost importance and their constant encouragement has motivated us enough, so as to keep this blog going great guns. We hope to see the same kind of enthusiasm from all our readers on our new home RituSays.Com as well. Looking forward to see you all there 🙂

PS: (Sadly) This will be our last blog on RituSays.WordPress.Com 😦


How To Enable Guest Blogging in WordPress Blogs

In one of my earlier blog posts, I had talked about the Various Benefits of Guest Blogging and also explained How To Enable Guest Blogging in BlogSpot/Blogger Blogs. If your blog is hosted on WordPress, you will be glad to know that WordPress also allows Guest Blogging on your blog. In fact, you can have as many as co-authors for your WordPress blog, as you want. BlogSpot/Blogger limits this number to 100, but WordPress doesn’t set any upper limit for the same. Here are the steps on “How To Enable Guest Blogging in WordPress Blogs

Step 1. Login to your WordPress blog and go to Dashboard. On the left side menu towards the end, you will find a Users button.  Click on Users

Step 2.
It will take you to Users page, where you will see a list of all Current Authors for your blog, along with a form-field to Add More Users. Enter the email addresses for people, you want to invite as Guest Bloggers for your blog. Unlike Blogger/BlogSpot, which allows you to specify a Comma Separated List of Email Addresses, WordPress allows only one email address at a time. You also have to select the privileges your Guest Blogger is going to have. Unlike Blogger/BlogSpot which only has two levels of privileges : Authors and Administrator,  WordPress has as many as four of them

  • Administrator – Access to all the administration features
  • Editor – Publish and manage posts and pages as well as manage other users’ posts.
  • Author – Publish and manage their own posts and not others’
  • Contributor – Write and manage their posts but not publish them

Step 3. If the user whose email address you have provided already has a WordPress account linked to that email address, he or she will be immediately be added as Guest Author to your blog.

But if your invitee doesn’t have any WordPress account linked to that email address, he or she will have to create one and after you have clicked on “Add User“, you will see a page like the following

Once you click on “Invite Your Friend“, there will be an invite-form, which will be sent to the email address given in “Add User” page.

Once you “Send the Invite“, your invitee will be receiving an email asking them to join WordPress as per your invitation

Once your invitee clicks on WordPress link provided in the email, he or she is taken to WordPress Sign-Up Page. WordPress allows you to register just for a username and is not necessary that you have to have a blog registered in order to sign-in to WordPress.

Once they sign-up on WordPress, they will be automatically be added to your blog as Guest Authors and on their Dashboard they will be able to see your blog. So have fun with your blogging and enjoy Guest-Posts being written by your Guest-Bloggers :-)

How To Password Protect A WordPress Blog Post

Recently I published a blog-post on one of my Professional ToastMaster Club WordPress Blog. It was related to minutes of an officers meeting, that was held to discuss the charter of the club and future course of action for coming 6 months. After it got published, some members (rightly) raised flame about its availability in public view. Even I realized that this should not have been made public. Now, I wanted to retain my blog-post as I wanted to keep a record of meeting-minutes, but at the same time, I didn’t want it to be in public view. I didn’t know how to achieve that, except for taking off my blog-post. But, fortunately WordPress came to my rescue.

Did you know, you can have a blog-post on your WordPress Blog and still be private ?? Yes, WordPress makes it possible. Ever since inception, Blog has almost become synonymous with Public view. But WordPress gives you an opportunity to restrict its access to a selected few individuals, with whom you want to share this blog-post. Yes, you can Password Protect your WordPress Blog-Post and without knowing the password, nobody will be able to see its contents !!

Here are the steps on “How to Password Protect your WordPress Blog Post”

Step 1. On your WordPress Blog-Edit Page, You will see a Publish box on the right hand side at the top.

Step 2. Click on Visibility button, which is set to Public by default. It will open a drop-down menu with followings as visibility options

Step 3. Select Visibility as “Password Protected”, it will open a text box, asking for your password.

Step 4. Enter the password for your blog-post and press OK. Now complete your blog-editing and press Publish. When it gets published, you will see  that this blog-post is showing up differently from others.

Now whoever has the password, only they can view this Post. So essentially, you have protected your precious blog-post from public eye and kept it restricted to a selected few, with whom you will be sharing your password. So keep blogging and have fun with Password Protection, every-time you want a restricted access to your post 🙂