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[resolved] Hidden menu items now visible since update to WP 3.4 (6 posts)

  1. Mavan
    Posted 4 years ago #


    After upgrading to WP 3.4, private menu items that were previously hidden from non-logged in users are now visible. It is not a theme problem as I have activated Twenty Eleven, and the same problem emerges. I have de-activated all plugins to troubleshoot, and still no luck.

    Interestingly, when I do a preview of any theme, the private menu items become invisible (and three extra menu items are added to replace them, like an extra home, and search and sitemap).

    Here's a PDF showing four screen shots, to give you an idea of what's happening. http://tinyurl.com/hidden-menu-visible

    The thing is, before upgrading to 3.4, it was working, the private menu items were hidden to users not logged in.

    I am using Responsive theme (big thank you to Emil for helping me troubleshoot this far).

    Thank you.

  2. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This may seem rudimentary, but try clearing your browser cache.

  3. Mavan
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OK. I tried that. Didn't work. Thanks anyway. Are you seeing those three supposed-to-be-hidden menu items (i.e. Members, Committees and Secret)?

  4. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The menu items appear but through a 404 according to a site scanner

  5. Mavan
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks. That's what I get too. Menu items visible, with 404 message when you click on it. But before upgrading to 3.4, I had it so the menu items were invisible to anyone not logged in, and I want to get that back. Was this feature remvoed in 3.4?

    Anybody else have hidden menu items that work?

  6. Mavan
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I don't know what everybody else's experience is, but the WP default is that menu items created with private pages remain visible, and you just get an error message if you try to access it without permission.

    I had disabled the Role-Scoper plugin at the same time as the WP update, because I thought I wasn't using it (don't need the advanced role management). BUT, that plugin does the amazing thing of hiding menu items created with private pages.

    So, I've re-activated Role-Scoper, and my problem is solved, my two menu items are nicely hidden from non-logged-in viewers.

    Request to WP developers: could you please make this an integral element of WordPress, i.e. private pages are invisible as menu items to non-authorized viewers? Just sayin'.

    Hey, I resolved my own post!


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