Currently, in Paid-Publications and Password-Protected/Private Blogs, images are available for viewing, downloading and external linking without entering a password or paying for membership. I think it would be a good idea if this didn’t happen.
According to post 94:
Private blogs are great for when you just want your friends and family to have access to your posts, you want to run an internal company blog to share information between team members, or you’re just in the pre-launch phase.
When you enable password protection for your blog all social and search engine optimisation features are disabled, and visitors must enter the password to be able view your content.
According to the Ghost Alternatives page, Ghost is good if:
I want secure, protected members-only content
Ghost provides 100% secure server-side content gating for members-only content, allowing you to publish to a limited audience. It is not possible to achieve this from most other platforms like Squarespace, Wix, Memberstack, SentryLogin, Piano and others — which are insecure and easily bypassed.
If you want secure, member-based publishing where you have full control and ownership of both your content and the platform itself, Ghost is a good choice.
Image protection would be valuable for the following use cases:
- Internal company blogs where we want to share important images or diagrams, such as those containing roadmaps/plans, designs, and concepts
- Private blogs where we only want friends or family to have access to our words and images
- Paid publications that focus on written content but also have images that should be restricted to paying members
- Paid publications that focus on Art as paid content but also has written content
- Paid publications that focus on Photography as paid content but also has written content
An image is worth a thousand words.
If we protect words, then perhaps we should protect images too.
I love Ghost. Thanks for considering the idea.