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  • Hi All,
    I’d like to understand private posts a little better. From what I can tell, when a post is marked private, you can only view it in the admin area. Is that right or is there a way to view it on your main blog too? (only admin of course, not public readers).
    If it is just in the admin, is there any way to quickly review all private posts? From what I can tell at the moment, there’s not sort/filter for just the private entries, so it looks like you’d have to scroll through everything just to see those.
    Am I missing stuff on this? (Oh, using 1.02 at the moment)
    Thanks in advance,

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  • Ok I get it now… and I find it a bit amusing 🙂 I was tagging the post as private, and hitting save. Not entering a password for it and pushing the publish button.
    Seems to me though, that having a password protected post on a blog would be a huge invitation for people to try and crack it. (This is what I find amusing) 🙂
    In any case, I’d like to pass the suggestion to developers to make a way to view private posts in the admin area. Should be a simple hack to the current sort options there.
    Thanks for the help,

    ofcourse u can view the post in the admin area.
    and u view the post after u have entered the password once coz it is saved in a cookie.
    and well, who has time to crack passwords to a post on some users blog unless ofcourse you are bill gates or steve jobs :p

    I’ve implemented the ‘sticky posts’ hack with a number of extensions. I now have preview pages where I can get to draft or private posting lists within the ‘normal’ (non-admin) interface, go into such posts, and click an ‘edit this’ link to jump over to admin editing interface for that post. Makes for much easier navigation.
    I could be wrong, but I believe in my code Private post status generally means only seen by registered users (and sometimes registered users of your level or higher). Draft post status means only the author can see it. Once those rules are properly called out in wp-blog-header, having a non-admin view page for them is simple.



    I run a blog with about 18 other users (it’s a collaborative work I use for my courses). Since I am the one who’s responsible it’s important that I view all posts – public, private or otherwise. However, at the moment, I am not able to view private posts written by others.

    Is there a way to work around that?


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