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  • I upgraded from 1.5 (I think) to 2.0. I don’t have a problem with the install per se, but on my front page, I had a post marked private, and before, it didn’t show up at all. After the upgrade – same theme, plugins, everything – it showed up for all and sundry to see. Currently I have it password protected so that no one can read it, but it’s still marked private.

    Can anyone tell me why I might be having this problem, and what I can to to rectify it? I hate password protecting posts, because odds are later down the road I’ll forget the password.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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  • The opposite happened to me — two or three posts that were public got switched to private after switching to WP2. I think, but am not sure, that this happened when I edited them to change their categories. I am confident that I did not mark them as private myself.

    I’ve just created a wordpress instance on the hosted site. I did it as a way to better enable communication with my team at work.

    Problem is, some of the communications will likely be proprietary and I’d rather than a private post feature that only lets registered users (my team) view these private communications. Right now a private post is restricted to the person who created it – seems silly to me.

    Any ideas?

    One other thing: I’ve noticed that password-protecting posts does not hide them from the public on the hosted instance! Other than prefacing the post as “Protected,” the message can still be read by an unregistered user!

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