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Shy Posts


Provides a checkbox on a post admin page to allow you to say that THIS post should not appear on the homepage blog loop.

This only works if your blog is on your homepage.


  • The checkbox in the Publish box on the Post editing page


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the shy-posts folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Create new or Edit a Post.


Why don’t you have more questions here?

I haven’t been asked any yet. 🙂

Contributors & Developers

“Shy Posts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Check for WP 4.0


  • Minor bug fix regarding storage method


  • Store shy post IDs in a transient
  • Make exclusion query use transient
  • New query is much MUCH faster
  • Various input sanitizations


  • Make the checkbox be in the Publish box instead of a custom meta box


  • Change pre_get_posts filter to an action
  • Change $query->is_home() to is_front_page()
  • remove !is_admin() check (is_front_page takes care of that)


  • Initial release.