Similar plugins: Multisite Privacy and More Privacy Options

More Privacy Options plugin is installed automatically during initial Commons In A Box (CBOX) setup and Multisite Privacy plugin is install from WPMU DEV.

Both plugins adds more Site Visibility options to the Settings > Reading page in the dashboard and uses the same WordPress options database field (wp_options.blog_public) to store Site Visibility setting.

Network Deactivating either plugin will not change or delete the Site Visibility option value stored in the database.

  1. Both plugins deactivated
    Search Engine Visibility It is up to search engines to honor this request.
    (Un-Checked: wp_options.blog_public = 1) ** blog IS public
    (Checked: wp_options.blog_public = 0)
  2. More Privacy Options plugin activated
    Site Visibility  
      (blog_public = 0)
    Note: Neither of these options blocks access to your site — it is up to search engines to honor your request.
    (blog_public = -1)
    (blog_public = -2)
    (blog_public = -3)
  3. Multisite Privacy plugin activated
    Site Visibility   (blog_public = 1)
     
  4. Both Multisite Privacy and More Privacy Options plugins activated
    Site Visibility   (blog_public = 1)
      (blog_public = 0)
    Note: Neither of these options blocks access to your site — it is up to search engines to honor your request.
    (blog_public = -1)
    (blog_public = -2)
    (blog_public = -3)
      (blog_public = -1)
      (blog_public = -2)
      (blog_public = -3)
      (blog_public = -4)

    Note: Anyone that is a registered user of this blog won’t need this password.

The options for both plugins are compatible except for (-4) see below table. We can switch between plugins if we use only the compatible options.

wp_options.blog_public  More Privacy Options Multisite Privacy
1 Allow search engines to index this site Allow search engines to index this site
0 Discourage search engines from indexing this site Discourage search engines from indexing this site
-1 I would like my blog to be visible only to registered users of Yncdev.wpengine.com Visitors must have a login – anyone that is a registered user of Yncdev.wpengine.com can gain access.
-2 I would like my blog to be visible only to registered users I add to “Yale-NUS Dev” Only registered users of this blogs can have access – anyone found under Users > All Users can have access.
-3 I would like “Yale-NUS Dev” to be visible only to Admins. Only administrators can visit – good for testing purposes before making it live.
-4 Not available Anyone that visits must first provide this password:

We should not use both plugins in the same site. Since Multisite Privacy plugin conflicts with OpenID plugin, we will use More Privacy Options plugin.

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