Post # 1
I was just about to order my STDs when it hit me.. if I post my wedding website without password protecting it, everyone on the web will know my name, FIs name, as well as our wedding date, time, and locations. They can look up our family members and know that all our houses will be empty and unattended at the same time. Horrible idea.
I learned through a knot search that I can password protect my website.. but doesn’t actually explain how to it. Help!
Post # 4
When you log into your account on The Knot, select ‘My Website’ from list on the left hand side of the screen. You’ll then be offered some further options from the drop down list. One of these options is ‘Password Protect’. Select this and set your password.
Next select the ‘Manage My Website’ option. You will see a table with five columns; Page name, Last updated, Visible on site, Is protected, Move up/down. You can password protect any or all of your website’s pages by checking the ‘Is protected’ box. If you want the whole website protected, you will need to check every box. There is also a link right at the bottom of the table (below the orange ‘Preview’ button) that allows you to remove the website from public view when other Knot users search the websites.
Hope that helps! We had similar concerns setting up our website, so we only used our first names (both very common) on our website to minimise the chance of it showing up on a Google search. Our guests should know who we are anyway! We also never sign in via their Facebook app, and haven’t mentioned the names, or put up any photos, of any of our wedding party or family anywhere on the site for precisely the reasons you mentioned above.
Have fun planning!