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Stealth Publish

Prevent specified posts from being featured on the front page or in feeds, and from notifying external services of publication.

Why would I want to stealth publish a post?

This is probably the kind of thing that you would recognize the need for or you don't. It's beneficial in instances where you want to publish new content without any fanfare and just want the post added to archive and category pages and its own permalink page.

Can I have the checkbox checked by default?

Yes. See the Filters section (under Other Notes) and look for the example using the 'c2c_stealth_publish_default' filter. You'll have to put that code into your active theme's functions.php file.

Why is the checkbox still present when editing a post that has already been published?

The checkbox is always present since it continues to have an effect on published posts, such as preventing the post from appearing on the front page or in feeds. You may, after publication, decide to not have the post be stealthy. In such a case, you can do so directly by editing the post and unchecking the checkbox; you do not need to change it back to a draft and then republish it.

How does the plugin know which posts are stealth published?

(This is a developer-level question that doesn't affect general users.) The plugin assigns a custom field of "_stealth-publish" with a value of "1". Unless, of course, the name of the custom field was changed via use of the 'c2c_stealth_publish_meta_key' filter.

Does this plugin include unit tests?

Yes.

Requires: 3.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.3
Last Updated: 2014-1-24
Downloads: 14,467

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