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Opened 23 months ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#43083 new feature request

adding "Unlisted" type for post visibility

Reported by: tazotodua Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
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Component: Posts, Post Types Keywords:
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I think there is a good reason that WP natively supported "unlisted" posts, in addition to PUBLIC, DRAFT and PRIVATE.

Why not WP add that feature?

btw, Private is not same as "unlisted".

Change History (5)

#1 in reply to: ↑ description @SergeyBiryukov
22 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Posts, Post Types
  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

Replying to tazotodua:

btw, Private is not same as "unlisted".

Here's how Codex defines private content:

Private content is published only for your eyes, or the eyes of only those with authorization permission levels to see private content. Normal users and visitors will not be aware of private content. It will not appear in the article lists. If a visitor were to guess the URL for your private post, they would still not be able to see your content. You will only see the private content when you are logged into your WordPress blog.

How would "Unlisted" be different?

#2 follow-up: @tazotodua
22 months ago

do you know how youtube work? or google drive?
when upload a file, you have 3 options to share:

PRIVATE is type when only authorized user can see.
but unlisted, is one that you can send to anyone (without access) and can see the page.

it is good, before the page goes into production, however, want to show it to non-registered users, friends , etc.. (who is not registered and etc.. on your site).

very quick and simple method.

also, plus, the unlisted pages are not included anywhere (sitemap, front-end, archives...).

i dont know any major online platform (like i said, google drive, youtube, etc..) which doesnt have that feature, and just thought WP could have that too.

Version 0, edited 22 months ago by tazotodua (next)

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 @SergeyBiryukov
22 months ago

Replying to tazotodua:

PRIVATE is type when only authorized user can see.
but unlisted, is one that you can send to anyone (without access) and can see the page.

Thanks for the clarification, makes sense now :)

#4 @coredump-ch
21 months ago

I would like to add a +1 to this feature request.

I have used plugins for making a post unlisted a few times, but the ones that are around are buggy and don't work reliably. Native support for this would be fantastic (and is probably not too hard to implement).

A typical workflow where I would need this, is when asking people for a review of a not-yet-published post, when those people are not registered on the wordpress instance itself. Making a post unlisted but visible when knowing the URL would be by far the easiest solution.

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
21 months ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback removed
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