This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Private Page Forbidden


This plugin is developed at Shepherd Interactive
for the benefit of the community. No support is available. Please post any questions to the support forum.

Instead of serving a 404 Not Found error with the 404.php template, send a 403 Forbidden error and set $wp_query->is_403 and load 403.php if it exists.

Provides a filter forbidden_redirect which if results in a non-empty filtered value will result in the user being redirected if attempting to visit a forbidden page; the default value is "" (no redirect).

Useful with a filter which selectively prevents a private post from being forbidden, so that the page will not show up in the navigation and won’t be included in XML Sitemaps, for example.

function my_filter_private_posts($posts){     if(is_singular() && $posts[0]->post_status == 'private'        && #Now optionally allow/disallow based on user session:        in_array($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'], (array)@$_SESSION['allowed_private_uris']))     ){         header('Cache-Control: private'); #Prevent proxies from caching this private page         $posts[0]->post_status = 'publish';     }     return $posts; } add_filter('posts_results', 'my_filter_private_posts');

Contributors & Developers

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


2009-09-28: 0.2

  • Initial release