I've had good luck for several years (6 years!) running WordPress with Members Only and Feed Keys. This provided a completely members only blog (no external view at all) as well as private RSS feeds for those members who want it.
It looks like a recent update has caused some piece of functionality to stop working, and new feed key urls now return:
<rss version="2.0"> <channel> <title>Blog Name</title> <link>http://example.com</link> <item> <title>No Feed Key Found</title> <link>http://example.com</link> <description> You need to use a Feed Key to access feeds on this site. Please login to obtain yours. </description> <pubDate>July 31, 2012 14:27:41 UTC</pubDate> </item> </channel> </rss>
So my questions, given these plugins have not been updated in some time:
- What might be causing this issue? Are there issues with older plugins and newer WordPress that seem likely culprits?
- Are there now better solutions for members only with feed key blogs? I see WordPress Access Control, and tried it, but it has feed keys on a development roadmap, not in the current release.
- Any other ideas?