Private page does not show

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    I have created a page that has “Visibility: Private”. My thought was that the title of the page should show together with the other page titles when I am logged in as administrator. This does not happen. It shows as expected if I set “Visibility: Public” or “Password Protected”.

    Are there some interference with other settings?

    The blog in question is

    Thanks a lot!

    The blog I need help with is


    That applies to posts on your main page, not to page tabs in your menu.



    Thanks for your answer, panaghiotisadam!

    I am trying to hide a page tab, and that seems to be a feature in “Publish” section of the “edit page” page.

    Are you saying the feature doesn’t really exist?



    Your original question seemed to be if you could display a tab for a private page. Now you seem to be asking the opposite. Anyway: the regular top menu of a theme displays all your published parent pages; to modify that, you need a custom menu.



    Thanks for trying to help, panaghiotisadam!

    First of all, I owe you a beer for showing me “custom menus”! I find the possibility of building pages based on categories a very nice feature!

    What I am trying to achieve is to have a place to exchange ideas with other editors on the blog, hidden from ordinary readers. I thought it could be implemented with a “Private” page. What I *thought* should happen was that the tab would only be visible when logged in as editor or administrator.

    In my test I don’t ever see a tab for a private page in the regular top meny. When applying a custom menu everyone see the private tab, only editors and administrators see the content while a blog reader gets an error message telling “This is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it” …. Is this the way it is supposed to work?

    Thank you for your patience!



    I don’t think the Page shows as a Tab – but that you need to view the page some other way – but not sure. Maybe the above will help.


    As already explained, a tab to a private page will be visible to none or to all – no intermediate option. You can give the URL of the private page to your other editors and they can turn it into a bookmark in their browsers.



    Then it seems to me that the menu part of private pages seems a bit clumsy. I guess the way around is to never display the tab (menu entry) for a private page, and somehow share the url.


    There is a way to do what you want, but it involves customising your theme a little. In the place where you want your private tab/link to appear you need something like the following:

    <?php if(current_user_can('edit_others_wiki_pages')) { ?> <!-- html for your link or tab !>
    <?php } ?>


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