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Posted on 2013-05-23
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hello,


how do you make pages in your wordpress site  invisible to the public so when the pages loads only the pages that are not private will load all other pages will not load and therefore are not viewable.

I edited every page in my wordpress site and set them to private.  
when i log out and click on selected page that we set to private is it normal for the page to read news not found?


is there another way to make pages not viewable other then setting them to private?
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Question by:TimSweet220
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by:Jason C. Levine
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When you set pages to private or password-protected, they are still "there" and any attempts to access them directly will produce some form of message.  The private pages should produce a 404 style "item not found" error and password protected pages should produce a password challenge screen.

To truly make things invisible to logged out users you need to alter your navigation so links to the protected pages are not visible unless the user is logged in.
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by:TimSweet220
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is there a way to make only the pages that are not set up to be private the only page to show

for example all pages are set up to be private except for one page
i want that page to be the only one to show when the logged out user access the url  
is that possible if so how can i do that ?
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Jason C. Levine earned 1680 total points
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i want that page to be the only one to show when the logged out user access the url

Make that page the default page for the site? (Settings | Reading)

Use a plugin like Members to lock down all pages except one?

Use a plugin like Ultimate Coming Soon or  to have only one page visible to all logged out users but logged in users see the normal site.

http://wordpress.org/plugins/ultimate-coming-soon-page/
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by:TimSweet220
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It worked thanks
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