Post # 1
Our wedding website is finally up and running — yay! We really wanted to create one, and even got the green light to splurge on a paid account so we could personalize it. It’s not completely finished yet (can’t post the registries until we, um, register) but all of the crucials info is up.
Enter the dilemma: how to decide on security. Right now our site remains blank until a visitor types in his or her name. A prompt pops up and asks for it, then the visitor has to enter something before the site will open. But… you could put anything! Bob. Sue. Anonymous. Already someone has logged their name as “andrew” but we haven’t shown anyone the site except for our parents!
We considered setting a password, but honestly, if I had to type in a password every time I visited a friend’s site, I’d get pretty annoyed. We really want people to rely on the site for information, so adding an off-putting password requirement seems counterproductive.
Any advice, Bees? Deal with a password, take down all our info, let it go and hope nothing bad happens?
Post # 3
Is there some way that they can enter a password and have a cookie on the site save it so they don’t have to enter it every time? I’m not sure how you create a cookie but it must be online somewhere.
Post # 4
My wedding website can only be entered if the guest registers. Then the site sends an email to me to approve if the user could enter my website or not. So far, this is working really well. I’ve actually had a few people I didn’t even know register to see my site, so I didn’t bother approving them.
Post # 5
This is a pretty personal decision. I don’t think that you should post any contact information–your last names, email, and addresses anywhere on the site, password or no password, but that’s just me–a password will allow you to put all that information on the site if you want it. and not have to worry about it. If you’re bothered by random people looking at your website, then the only way that you can prevent that is with a password. But I wouldn’t freak out that some stranger saw your site–it happens now and then (I’ve certainly stumbled on random sites thinking they belonged to my friends, but they were people with the same names).
Post # 6
@LadyLovelyLace: I wish ours had a system like that.
Has anyone actually experienced issues from info they put on their site? I don’t want crashers, thieves, or just annoying spammers… but I can’t rationalize inconveniencing our guests, either. I’m stuck.
Post # 7
Can you link it to a guest list some how? set the list and the name they enter has to be a name on the list?
Post # 8
Our website is setup with a username and password that our guests will have to use to gain access to our site. This information will be sent out with the Save The Dates. We also included a “remember me” button so once the guests click that, the info will be saved and they wont have to key it in again.
We didn’t want just anyone getting access to all of our information. I’ve heard horror stories!!