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I am looking for a blog review option so a guest blogger can preview the blog post prior to publishing it.  I do not want the guest blogger to have any other access to the back end of the site - just the ability to preview the particular blog post(s) they are contributing to confirm it is good to publish.  Is there a way to password protect an individual blog post for preview?  Is there an option that will allow a guest blogger to only review their particular blog post(s) and not give them access to content from other guest bloggers?

NOTE: Guest bloggers have already been added to the site as basic authors so I can designate each guest blogger as the author of their particular blog post(s).  I considered password protection for a blog post, however, I am only seeing an option to password protect a blog page - not a particular post within that page.  Additionally, I considered giving access to bloggers as contributors instead of as a basic author, but doing so will give access to additional content that I do not want a guest to have on the site (i.e. access to other guest bloggers' posts and content).

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6 minutes ago, Sorgatron said:

I am looking for a blog review option so a guest blogger can preview the blog post prior to publishing it.  I do not want the guest blogger to have any other access to the back end of the site - just the ability to preview the particular blog post(s) they are contributing to confirm it is good to publish.  Is there a way to password protect an individual blog post for preview?

You cannot password protect an individual post or provide a contributor account with this level of granularity. However, there is a workaround.

  1. First create a second, empty blog page and set a password on this blog. 
  2. Next, move the draft post to the new, password-protected blog and publish it there.
  3. Finally, share the blog password and the URL of the post with the author to allow them to view it.

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