[wp-hackers] [PATCH] New feature: 'Hidden' categories

Will Anderson wp-hackers at itsananderson.com
Tue Dec 30 15:07:31 GMT 2008

This doesn't even require a plugin though. Simply filter out the categories
you don't want when you list them.


On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 10:02 AM, Peter Westwood
<peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk>wrote:

> Pascal Haakmat wrote:
>> Thanks for WordPress. I've been using it for a few weeks now and
>> love working with it.
>> I have created a patch for WordPress 2.7 which adds the ability to
>> create "hidden" categories and would like to invite your comments and
>> criticisms on both idea and implementation. I have not done any research
>> on prior or similar work so please forgive me if I have
>> overlooked anything.
>> =======
>> I often want posts to be easily accessible, but not advertised in
>> public. Sometimes I just want to be able to create a post and send the
>> direct link to my mother. WordPress has functionality to allow posts
>> to be 'Private' or 'Protected', but both of these require the viewer
>> to supply credentials. This is more than I want to subject my mother
>> to.
>> I want to stress this is not a method to protect or secure posts. It
>> is instead a way to organize posts so that they don't clutter up the
>> main 'flow' and aren't exposed to casual viewers.
> This doesn't sound like a feature that most people would require and so
> would not go into the core of WordPress.
> WordPress has a comprehensive plugin system to allow you to configure it to
> provide the functionality you require.
> I suspect you may find someone has already written a plugin which achieves
> what you want.
> If not it shouldn't be hard to create one.
> Cheers
> westi
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