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#17540 closed feature request (worksforme)

Custom visibility

Reported by: danielpataki Owned by:
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Hi everyone,

I've been using Wordpress more and more as a general framework and I am using it to create more of a social site than a blog. It occured to me that it would be nice to have custom visibilities. For example, If there are multiple users, and each has friends, and wants to create a post that he/she only wants to show friends, the post could have a custom visibility type called "shared" or something.

This is something which can be done easily with a custom post status as well as custom fields, but to me it would make sense logically to make it a custom post visibility. Looking into the code it seems to me that this is nowhere near easily implementable at the moment, just throwing it in as an idea.

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comment:1 scribu3 years ago

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We already have password protected posts, which is pretty close.

WordPress, out of the box, is not a social network. That's what BuddyPress does, so I don't think this is a feature for Core.

PS: Please use the Ideas forum next time.

comment:2 danielpataki3 years ago

Hi scribu,

sorry about posting this here! I was under the impression that Wordpress is transitioning from the blogging world to the full blown CMS world, and I though it would be a nice CMS feature :)

In any case, thanks, I will use the ideas forum in the future

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