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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#20023 closed feature request (wontfix)

Unlisted posts

Reported by: Atoon Owned by:
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Currently the visibility options of a post are "Public", "Private" and "Password protected". I believe a good addition may be "unlisted" posts (can be named differently), which means that the posts is excluded by the default loops (including feeds), but still accessible if one knows the URL—which differs from "private" posts in that one don't need to be logged to the site to access it. There are some ways of doing it with custom templates, yet a core option may be a good shortcut for the majority of cases, in the vein of the "sticky" posts option. YouTube, Posterous, Tumblr, Google+ and other sites have similar functionality.

Change History (3)

#1 @scribu
10 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

A post that's public, yet doesn't show up in The Loop is called a page.

#2 @evansolomon
10 years ago

I don't think a page is a great solution for the "unlisted" use case. It shows up in search and is often linked to by default in menus -- that can be changed, but it' extremely common. I wrote a small (very incomplete) plugin along these lines: https://gist.github.com/1538036

I don't personally think it belongs in core because plugins could do it just fine and I think most users would never touch it. But it is a very different use case from pages.

#3 @nacin
10 years ago

Given we already have private, password-protected, and sticky, and all are rather lame, I don't see the need to add yet another visibility option. Sounds like a good plugin, if you ask me. I use https://gist.github.com/4f4bc2d18a66c1eff93a to turn "Private" posts into "unlisted" posts.

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