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  • Okay, after spending a fair amount of time chasing various plugins, I’ve settled on

    Category Access

    to limit reading posts on the blog to those who are logged in.

    Note1: I needed to post at least one entry to my “public” category to keep the one “private” post from showing up on the home page without regard to authentication.

    Note2: Something’s broken in the management of comments. Unless I deactivate the plugin, I don’t see any info on the comment in either the Moderate or Manage Comments screen. But since I can click “edit” to see what’s there, this isn’t a big deal.

    Other things I tried:
    userextra/usermeta –
    though it’s documented to have a category access feature, I just couldn’t get it to work at all. And it seemed to be more granular than I needed.

    Private categories –
    that threw a php error and since it’s a couple of years old I didn’t spend too much time investigating.

    The problem I’m trying to solve is how to make the WordPress install a private discussion with periodic postings available to the public as the discussion evolves. So I’ve got a special category “public,” but all the other categories are protected from anonymous users and new users.

    My thanks to David Coppit for the plugin.

    If there are other options, I would still be interested in hearing others suggestions.

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