Using a plugin called network-privacy you can hide a WordPress Multi Site site so that it’s only accessible to a particular type of user.
You can use this if you want to create a staging / development site within a WordPress Multi Site network.
How to use Network Privacy plugin
- Download the plugin from WordPress.org
- Activate the plugin on the site you want to protect.
- Visit the site’s Dashboard.
- Choose Settings > Reading Settings.
- Select the radio button of your choice.
| I would like my site to be visible only to Registered network users.
I would like my site to be visible only to Site subscribers.
I would like my site to be visible only to Site administrators.
I would like my site to be visible only to Site contributors.
Registered network users
When a user tries to visit your site they won’t get past the login dialog.
My wife uses it for her “play area”. She writes all her new blog posts and pages in the play area. When she’s ready to publish them she clones them. Cloning is performed by my oik-clone plugin. It’s a hell of a lot easier than copy and paste.
Visible only to site subscribers
Some WordPress Network Privacy plugins
If you don’t like the Network Privacy plugin you can try others.
|Plugin name and description||Plugin links||Version, total downloads, last update, tested|
Adds more privacy options to both single Wordpress sites and WordPress networks.
July 29, 2015
|More Privacy Options
Adds three more levels of privacy(visibility) to the Settings–>Reading page.
August 8, 2016