How do I password protect my blog?When told that Blogger password protection involves membership invitations, accepted using a Blogger Google account, some would be private blog owners decline the suggestion.
That's too complicated for my readers! Can't I just give everybody a password?But Blogger does not use common passwords.
Some blog owners, who are technically astute, find add on template code, provided by third parties - which demands a password, in a popup window, to continue. This is where their problems start.
I received email saying that my blog has been removed, and has been marked as spam. The email is as follows:
But the story does not end there. Subsequent review of the blog was denied, by Blogger Support.
Your password prompt is not dismissable - and forces users to close their entire browser session, as the Cancel button does nothing. This is malicious behavior, and prevents anyone one on our team from even reviewing your blog content.This leaves the blog owner with a deleted / locked blog, and no chance of getting the blog back.
Besides the potential threat above, which becomes actual only after spam classification detects the add-on code as malicious, any security expert will recognise two reasons why this solution is worthless.
- If not blocked, anybody can view source code and find the "password" right there, in plain sight.
- It is risky.
- It does not work.
Why risk loss of your blog, for a risky solution that does not work? There's only one way to protect your blog from unknown readers.
- Send each would be blog reader a membership invitation, using the Permissions wizard.
- Instruct each reader to open and accept the invitation, using any preferred Blogger account.