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    Just a thought running through my little brain, is there a way of setting up a website that could only be viewed by people you invite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumof2, post: 264915
    Just a thought running through my little brain, is there a way of setting up a website that could only be viewed by people you invite?

    Remember I have a uncomputertechnical brain!
    I've got one of those as well :D

    I would think there is, you would basically make it secure so that you would need a username and password to access it. Keith, Josh or Tom will probably be able to answer you properly









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    What is it that you've got in mind for a website?

    Most regular hosting vendors will allow you to setup users and passwords on directories within your web site. But then you've also got to manage the users and their passwords. It's not typically something you can allow them to do themselves. If they want a different password, you've got to change it for them. Also, these kind of website hosting companies assume you've got a bit of the "computertechnical" in you. They give you the hosting space and some templates, but you're pretty much responsible for the real content. That usually means that you've got to use an html editor yourself, write website code, or use the basic so-called beginner tools that the provider gives you.

    There are other hosting providers however who have what some of them refer to as "family" sites. They typically give you a pre-configured site (with various templates so you can give it a different look) that allows you to share photos, have a forum, a blog, miscellaneous things like that. Typically targeted to family members. These are usually private. Only for the people you decide can belong.

    Keith can probably tell you better than I since that's part of his normal day job!

    If you can clarify a bit what you're trying to accomplish, maybe we can give you some better ideas.

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    Thank you 'many options' Tom!

    Going on feedback from my card and craft sale last week I am wondering whether I could set up a website so i can post pictures of cards and nic nacs I make as I go along, so that people could see what I have and let me know whether they want to purchase items.

    I'm interested in doing it for people I know and their friends maybe, but not something that's 'out there' publicly.

    Alternatively I could set up a group on FB I guess.




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    Well, that or perhaps Google+ (which is Google's version of Facebook and by some accounts, better), or Google sites which gives the ability to setup a free website with various templates to give it the look you want.

    Couple of options to consider. Out of many. :D

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    you could set up a private forum

    check out http://www.network54.com its quite basic and simple to use, and free with ads, or no ads for about $40 a year

    you could also create a private group on facebook, and only the people you invite as members can post and see what is posted





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    Thanks Mari!




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