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Unlisted posts

  1. Andrés Sanhueza
    Member

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    Currently the visibility options of a post are "Public", "Private" and "Password protected". I believe a good addition may be "unlisted" posts (can be named differently), which means that the posts is excluded by the default loops, but still accessible if one knows the URL (which differs from "private" posts in that one don't need to be logged to the site to access it). There are some ways of doing it with custom templates, yet a core option may be good for the majority of cases, in the vein of the "sticky" posts option. YouTube, Posterous, Tumblr, Google+ and other sites have similar functionality.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  2. shazdeh
    Member

    I like this as plugin, but not in core.
    Also, I think you could accomplish the same thing using pages, no? Create a page and it will only be accessible if you know the url of the page.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  3. a music store
    Member

    Problem is, if you create a page to be private or unlisted, so that it will only be accessible if you know the url of the page, some plug-ins (especially seo based) post the location of the page anyway.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  4. tittbit
    Member

    12345

    this idea is not very helpful unless you only need to hide it from search engines too.

    for that purpose any one can use robots.txt file. i think

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  5. shazdeh
    Member

    I just found this in codex, might be what you need:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Content_Visibility

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  6. mrwweb
    Member

    12345

    I think this could be justified to eventually join core if it's rephrased to support "archiving" of posts. That's a common feature in other CMSes and seems appropriate for WordPress as it matures.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  7. ArticlesDirectory
    Member

    12345

    I aggree with Andrés Sanhueza that If one knows the URL which differs
    from private posts in that one don't need to be logged to the site
    to access it, But what is the method to cover this issue, Is any
    plugin can solve it.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  8. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Half-Elf Support Rogue & Mod

    Use a password to protect the post, or a membership plugin to make it so only members can read the post.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  9. Binary Options
    Member

    12345

    I agree with Ipstenu and do not forget noindex, nofollow for search engines.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  10. Mike Mcmahon
    Member

    There is also an extension out there called "exclude pages" it is meant for taking pages away from the menu but with a little effort you can make it work for unlisting your posts too.

    Posted: 2 years ago #

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    This idea is under consideration