I have brought in a new feature for Plus Account holders. It is now possible to set your entire diary to be ‘Friends Only’ which removes the need to specify each individual entry as Friends Only if you know you only ever want friends alone to be able to access the entire diary.
The login screen for the diary is the same as the individual entry screen looks, so it should be familiar. If individual entries are already marked as friends only the visitor will NOT need to login to each individual entry if the whole diary is marked as friends only, as the system uses exactly the same authentication mechanisms for both. That means you can change your whole diary to friends only without needing to ‘unmark’ all the individual entries. If you subsequently made your diary public, then visitors would once again have to login to individual entries.
Setting your diary to private will override the Friends Only Setting and make your diary totally invisible, even to friends.
To mark your diary as friends only, go to Customize, General Diary Options, Basic Settings. Underneath where it says Private Diary, a few boxes down is a tick box to make your diary friends only.
As usual, drop me a line if there’s any questions. Please be aware though that today the weather is utterly appalling in Melbourne and I’m running on battery backup power until the power is restored, so I may not be able to respond very quickly, if at all today.