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Private Network


Private Network allows Administrators at different WordPress installations, for example and, to share their posts within categories, posts with selected tags or single posts and pages. Within categories and tags is possible to share only private or include public posts.

How does it work:

Lets say that Alice, the Administrator of wants to share her private posts with her best friend Bob, the Administrator of;
this are the steps that both Alice and Bob would have to follow:

  • Install Private Network plug-in and create the Certificate as per Installation instructions.
  • Go to the admin section of Private Network and click “Contacts”
  • Alice will have to enter Bob URL ( and Bob user-name (this is by default “admin”) in the provided text fields.
  • Bob contact will appear in Alice’s contacts list with status “Awaiting Confirmation”
  • Next time Bob logs-in to his site’s ( admin section and checks his contact list will notice Alice request with status “Confirm Contact”
  • Bob approves Alice request by pressing the “Confirm Contact” button and then enables her to view his private posts setting the status to “Enabled”
  • Alice checks her contacts again and sees that Bob has confirmed her as a contact. She copies and paste the tag in her contact list belonging to contact “Bob” into a new post (preferably a private post), saves the post and she can now view the items that Bob has decided to share with Alice.


  • PHP 5 and OpenSSL support


  • Version 1.3 – Again no new feature, bug fixes only, magic methods __get and __post and __isset were declared protected rather then public.
  • Version 1.2 – No features enhancement in this release, bug fixes only (i.e. better class autoloading)
  • Version 1.1 – Share entire categories, posts with specific tags, single posts or pages.
  • Version 1.1 – Possible to share both private and public items
  • Version 1.1 – Minor bug fixes
  • Version 1.0 – Receive last 10 private posts from added contact
  • Version 1.0 – Create/Delete X.509 Certificate, add,remove,enable or disable contacts.

Bug Fixes

Non yet, but please report any on


  • Version 1.0 and Version 1.1 are compatible, however in 1.1 Administrators also need to edit the Access Control List (ACL) by adding items that they want to share, if the ACL is empty for a particular contact, that contact will not be able to retrieve any items from your blog.
  • Change this css file plugins/private-network/css/pn-style.css to customize the look of the retrieved posts


  • Certificate summary view
  • Contacts page view
  • Contact Access Control List


  1. Upload private-network to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Create your certificate from Settings=> Private Network => Certificate
  4. Add contacts from Settings => Private Network => Contacts
  5. For each contact edit the Access Control List


Not yet, please ask them here

Contributors & Developers

“Private Network” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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