Making Items Private
This page of the Privacy user manual is applicable for Privacy 2.0. A new user manual is being written for Privacy 2.1. In the meanwhile, these can be used as a reference as the two versions are similar
The controls for protecting individual items (entry, category or blog) are similar, but are located in different places:
Entries - The privacy settings for entries must first be enabled using the
Customize the display of this pagelink at the bottom of the screen. Check the
Privacy Settingscheckbox and the new/edit screen will refresh showing privacy settings right at the bottom
Categories - The privacy settings for categories are located at the bottom of the category editing screen (click the name of a category from the Categories listing)
Blogs - The privacy settings for the entire blog are found by clicking
Blog Privacy Settingsunder
Plugin Actionson the overview page or the blog.
The actual interface for protecting an item will look similar to this (the only difference being the privacy types available):
To protect an item simply check the types of authentication you'd like to use. You will then be presented further settings for this privacy type and will need to enter the credentials readers will be required to enter. Depending on the privacy types you have installed, this could either be a list of credentials (for example with Typekey, LiveJournal or OpenID) or a single credential (for example Password). You will need to add the appropriate
MTPrivate tags in your templates before Privacy is in full effect
If you have created any Privacy Groups, these are also available on the right hand side. The privacy groups act as a toggle, click once and you will add all the users from the Privacy Group, click again and the users will be removed. The icon for the corresponding group will reflect this toggle state.
Whilst protecting blogs and categories, you can also specify whether you'd like children items to inherit the privacy settings specified here.
For example, if you were to protect a blog with a password
l337p455w0Rd and checked the
New Entries box, new entries would by default also be protected with the same password.
Also after protecting a blog or category, you'll also be given an option to recursively apply this protection to children items. Clicking the button will create a new popup window where you'll be able to choose the items you would like to protect.
Apply, you will be presented with a progress screen which will be continuously updated to reflect all the items that have been protected and are currently being protected.