Last Updated on June 4, 2021
Looking to make your post private on WordPress? In this post, we go over step by step on how to make a post private on WordPress. Whether you want to make an existing post private or looking to create a new private post this article will be perfect for you.
The same steps apply if you want to make a page private on WordPress.
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Why Make a Post Private On WordPress?
There are a few common reasons for why you would want to make a post private on WordPress. One of the most popular reasons is you don’t want your post to be visible to the public at the beginning stages of making the post. If this is so, you find yourself wanting to edit the post and get it completed before you make it public for others.
Another common reason is being unhappy with an already published post. Lastly, you might want the post to only be visible to you or others of the site.
Provided below is a video tutorial going over how to make a post private on WordPress and below that is the step by step text tutorial with images.
Video Tutorial: How To Make A Post Private On WordPress
How To Make A Post Private On WordPress
To make a post or a page private you need to open the post or page that you want to be made private. Head on over to your WordPress dashboard.
Hover over ‘Posts’ if you want to make your posts private on WordPress.
Hover over ‘Pages’ if you want to make your pages private.
Select ‘All Posts’ if you want to make an existing post private. If you are looking to create a new private post you want to select ‘Add New’.
To make an existing post private select the post that you want to make private. You will now be where you can make edits to your post. If you selected ‘Add New’ in the above step you were automatically taken to the post edit page.
Towards the top right of the page, you will see ‘Visibility’ and see that it says ‘Public.’ Click the edit link.
Select ‘Private’ and click ‘OK.’ Your post is now private and not public. Select the ‘Update’ button to save the changes.
To change the post back to public, click the edit link next to ‘Visibility: Private.’
Select ‘Public’ and click ‘OK.’ Select ‘Update’ to save the changes.
That’s all there is to it! That’s how to make a post private on WordPress.
Check out a related post on how to add a post to WordPress.
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