How to change the visibility of your blog

  1. Log into your website:
  2. On the Dashboard screen, choose the
  3. Settings option in the left-hand menu
  4. Click Reading
  5. Scroll down, there should be various options under Site Visibility

NB: By default posts and pages are only visible to users that are not logged into your website, after they are published.

If you want your website to be seen by the public and not require login to be viewed, you should have either of these options selected: “Allow search engines to index this site” or “Discourage search engines from indexing this site“.

How to delete my website?

If you are site administrator and you no longer want your website, you can follow the steps below to delete your website.  The process involves an email confirmation step.

  1. Log into your website:
  2. Ensure you have access to the email address associated with your account.
    • Hover over your name (or username) in the top right corner and select Edit My Profile from the sub menu.
    • Scroll down and review your email address.
    • If necessary, update your email address and press the Update Profile button.
  3. Select Tools > Delete Site from the grey menu on the left hand side.
    • Click the checkbox to confirm that you want to permanently delete your website.
    • Press the Delete My Site Permanently button.
  4. Check you email for a Delete My Site message.
  5. Click on the link to delete your website.

bbPress role assignment bug

There is a bug, that will be fixed in the next release of bbPress plugin, related to assigning roles.

One can still assign forum user roles by using the drop down menu at the
bottom of the page – the bug affects only the drop down menu at the top of
the Users page.

Further information regarding the status of this bug can be found here:

Gotchas when editting a site that has a custom domain

If you have a custom domain name for your blog there are two areas that currently will not work as expected:

  1. Previewing draft posts
  2. Using the Appearance > Customize preview part of the website

To work around this restriction:

  1. Temporarily change the primary domain for your blog:
  2. Go to Tools > Domain Mapping
  3. Under “Active domains on this blog
  4. Change the primary domain to be the original * one.
  5. Make changes in the Appearance > Customize area or preview your draft blog posts
  6. Once changes have been completed, return to the domain mapping area
  7. Go to Tools > Domain Mapping
  8. Revert the primary domain to the custom domain previously used.

NB: Whilst this workaround is in effect your custom domain will still work, however in the address bar shown in the browser when a person visits your website will redirect to the * version.