Showing posts with label WordPress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WordPress. Show all posts

How to Put WordPress Site Offline?

How to Make WordPress Blog Private

WordPress Visibility option allows you to control who can visit your site, whether search engines will index it or not etc. In my last post, I discussed how to put blogger site offline. And in this post I'm gonna talk about WordPress. 

In my previous post, I discussed the reasons behind putting a site offline. Here I would like to repeat those reasons -

  • If your site is new, you can discourage search engines to index your site. Because a new site with insufficient content will not get a good rank.
  • If your site is private or subject to premium membership, you can disallow general people to view your contents.
  • Due to political violations or religious issues, if your social security is under threat, you can temporarily make your site unavailable instead of deleting it. 

WordPress Settings Option

Site Visibility Options
  1. Login to your WordPress site and go to Admin Panel.                                                         (ie.
  2. Go to Settings from the left pane and choose Reading. (As shown in the above image) (ie.
  3. Now you will get the Reading Settings page.
  4. Move to the Site Visibility section. There you will get three choices. 
  5. The first choice is the default option. It allows search engines to index your site.
  6. The second choice forbid search engines to index your site.
  7. And the third option makes your site private. That means only invited persons will be able to access your site.
  8. Choose any of the three options that is suitable for you.

Site Visibility Option in WordPress

Note: You can change the settings at any time.

Adding Users in a Private Site

If you make your site private, then you have to manually invite members to your site. Only invited members is capable of viewing your contents or writing posts in your site. To invite users, follow the steps below:

WordPress Users Option

  1. Go to your WordPress control Panel
  2. Choose Users > Invite New (As shown in the above image)                                         (ie. yoursite/wp-admin/users.php?page=wpcom-invite-users)
  3. Now you will get the invite users form. Type username or their emails. Choose one of the five roles (Contributor/ Author/ Editor/ Administrator/ Follower) for the invited members. 
  4. Type an invitation message if necessary
  5. Finally hit on the Send Invitation button.

How to Invite New Users in WordPress

Then the invited user will get an email. If he accepts the invitation, you can view the member in the past invitation section. From there you can manage your members. 

Hope you've clearly understand the topic. If you have any confusion, don't hesitate to leave a comment. :)

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Move Site between WordPress & Blogger

Move your site between WordPress and Blogger

New bloggers are often confused about choosing the right platform for blogging. Most of them choose either WordPress or Blogger to start blogging. But after few months or years, depending on your requirements you may think to switch your platform. Both WordPress and Blogger let you move the site easily. And they support each other! 

You Should Know -

  • All of your posts will be moved with comments and images.
  • No data will be deleted from your current site unless you delete it. 
  • You can back up your site as XML file.
  • Images will be stored by server URL.
  • However you will lose your SEO score or rank.

The transfer procedure is almost similar both in Blogger and WordPress. 

Blogger to WordPress

This is the most common situation. Most of the new bloggers start writing on Blogger. When they need more resources, they shift their sites to WordPress. In fact, when a blogger becomes professional, he usually moves the site to WordPress. 

If you would like to move your site from Blogger to WordPress, then you've to back up your site first. Then upload the file to your WordPress site. Follow the steps below: 

Back up your Blogger Site

  1. Sign in to your blogger account and go to the dashboard or control panel.
  2. Choose the settings option from the left pane and select other.
  3. Now hit on the Export Blog button from Blog Tools. 
  4. Download Blog > Save it as XML Document in your hard disk.
Now you can keep this XML file in your hard disk. Later you can use it anywhere. Learn more . . . 

Upload the file to WordPress

Now you've to upload the XML file to your WordPress site. First you have to access your WordPress Site's Admin Panel. Make sure you're signed in to your WordPress account. Now go to your site. And follow the steps below:

  1. This URL- - will give you the direct access to your site's dashboard. Just replace the word munnamark with yours. 
  2. From the left pane, go to Tools > Import > Blogger. Or you can directly go there - - Just replce the word munnamark. 
  3. Now hit on the Choose File button and select the XML file that you've stored earlier. 
  4. Now hit on the Upload File and Import. Import procedure will be started. This may take some time. 
Import and Export Tools in WordPress Admin Panel

WordPress to Blogger

Now I'm gonna show the opposite work. Actually it doesn't happen normally. Only few bloggers leave WordPress. Sometimes new bloggers choose WordPress to start blogging. Later they find the platform difficult in compare to blogger. 

It's very simple. Just do the reverse work! 

Back up your WordPress Site

  1. Go to the WordPress Control Panel -
  2. Then go to Tools > Export > Export Option > Export > Choose What to Export > All Content > Download Export File > Save as XML Document > Done! 

Back Up WordPress Site as XML

Store the file in your hard disk to upload anywhere in the futuer. 

Upload the File to Blogger

Now it's time to upload your WordPress XML file to Blogger. Make sure you're signed in to your blogger account. And follow the steps below: 
  1. Go to Blogger Dashboard/ Control Panel.
  2. Go to Settings > Other > Blog Tools > Import Blog > Choose File > Select WordPress XML Document > Type Captcha properly > Import Blog > Done!

Restore XML Document into Blogger Blog

Even if you don't move your site, always back it up at a regular interval. Any time you may lose your email account which is associated with your site. And thus your site could be hacked! So back up your site at least once in a quarter. So that you can restore it in a new site. 

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