I want to create a blog to share with my family, but random Internet strangers should not be able to read the posts.
How can I make posts hidden to the public, by default? I know I can manually edit the visibility of single posts while I edit them - one at a time.
Is there some global preference setting that I could set to "private"? That would have the benefit of also working with the Wordpress app for iPhone, as well as the "post-by-mail" feature of Jetpack. Both of these would otherwise publish a normal, public post.
Several old answers mention variants of the outdated "Members only" plugin - but this is outdated so not an option, even though it might have been a good solution. This plugin question also has the same goal, but it's aimed at plugin development, and the answers don't apply.
Is there really no (current) plugin that does this?