Private Posts not showing

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  • #16544

    faatimah1397
    Member

    When I am logged in, I cannot view the posts on my blog that I have marked as Private. I have to mark them as Published in order to be able to see them. Up until last night, I did not have this issue. Is this a change to WordPress? Is it a bug? Can we please go back to the way it was before?

    #16884

    drmike
    Member

    You are logged in as the Admin of the blog, correct? Just wanted to make sure.

    I see from your IP address that you’re on an Earthlink connection. The first thing that comes out of my mind is that you’re seeing a cached page since they use proxies for almost all if not all of their connections. I would go ahead and try clearing out your local cache and forcing a reload of the page just to make sure though.

    But since you’ve said that this wasn’t a problem in the past….

    Hmmm, I don’t see it either when I do a Private tag.

    Feedback sent with a pointer to this thread.

    #16891

    podz
    Member

    I’ve just posted a password-protected post to my blog. It appears to be protected in IE and Firefox.

    Send in a feedback and name the posts you are having a problem with please.

    #16892

    drmike
    Member

    Podz, the poster has an issue with the Private posts, not the Password Protected ones. :)

    #16894

    podz
    Member

    It’s late – in fact it just turned into Tuesday here :)
    The names of the posts would be good though.

    #16896

    drmike
    Member

    Podz, for me it’s this one with the label of “Test post to check private flag”

    #16898

    podz
    Member

    I just wrote one, marked it as Private, saved.
    And it disappeared.
    Definitely funky.

    #16900

    drmike
    Member

    It’s late – in fact it just turned into Tuesday here :)

    I think it’s time for a another new employee over in BBQ land. :)

    #16903

    homotopy
    Member

    I am having the same problem. This is terrible! All my private posts have disappeared. (NB I can still access them via “Manage” but I can’t read them on my homepage, they no longer appear in the flow of the blog, etc.) Please, wordpress, switch it back to the way it was.

    #16906

    jgiors
    Member

    I have a similar problem. I have 2 pages marked “private”.

    On the “Page Management” screen, neither the “edit” nor the “delete” actions appear next to those pages in the list.

    The “view” button appears in the list, but selecting it results in “Error 404 – not found” (however, that is normal).

    Using a direct link to the page, my dashboard displays the message “You are not allowed to edit this page”.

    #16968

    simwordsmith
    Member

    I wanted to chime in with the same problem. I created a page on June 6th and marked it Private. I was able to view it for a couple of days. Today I wanted to edit it and found that on the Page Management screen, there were no edit/delete options for this particular page. When I click View, I see a message “Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.” It is one entitled “Luna-Family”.

    #17018

    goodgirl
    Member

    I’ve been having this problem for a few days too. I’ve logged out and logged back in, but even when I’m definitely logged in, I can’t see any of the posts I’ve marked as private. The latest private post is called “pull me back home”. I’ve also noticed that WordPress just recently started asking me “Are you sure you want to do this?” when I try to save a private post or a draft – something which it normally never did. I don’t know if that has anything to do with the problem, but there ya go.

    #17021

    simwordsmith
    Member

    My page is back! I marked as a Draft and until I hear otherwise, Private is for the birds.

    #17024

    ryan
    Staff

    Private posts no longer show in the blog chronology. They show in Manage->Posts screen and when you visit a private post’s permalink page. This was changed because we received lots of feedback saying, “I marked a post as private and it stills shows up on the front page.” If you preferred the old behavior, let us know. We’ll go with whichever method means reading less feedback. :-)

    #17025

    jgiors
    Member

    If you do decide to change the private post behavior again, please remember to check what it does to private *pages* (*not* posts). Private pages became unusable (see my previous forum post).

    #17027

    drmike
    Member

    jgiors, I politely point out that you might want to send in a Feedback with specific examples and spell it out for them.

    Being specific to show them what is going on and Feedback so that not to show us your private posts and pages. :)

    #17032

    jgiors
    Member

    OK, I sent feedback.

    However, I will add that I am confident this was a *global* problem which affected *anyone* using private pages (i.e., not just me), so it isn’t a “private” problem.

    Perhaps having some public posts about it will help others figure out what happened.

    #17033

    drmike
    Member

    I meant you didn’t want to be pointing to your private pages here in public when you gave examples. :)

    #17034

    jgiors
    Member

    OK, sorry for misunderstanding. :)

    #17035

    drmike
    Member

    No big.

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