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WordPress fix Private posts and categories no longer work

Discussion in 'Misc WordPress Requests' started by bellisin, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. bellisin


    Private posts and categories no longer work, by bellisin

    Good day.

    I am part of a not-for-profit classic car club for Bristol owners. I built a WordPress site for the club a few years back. The key feature of the site is that it is a co-operative pool of information on how to keep these wonderful cars on the road, visible to members only.

    This is did by:
    1. Creating a post for each article
    2. Making it private
    3. Allocating one or more categories to each post
    4. Creating a custom role “member” that has permission to read private posts
    4. Adding pages with links, buttons to menu that filter on a category.

    This has worked wonderfully for a very long time. However, now logged in “members” selecting a category only see public posts. Private posts remain hidden?

    I have checked the role permissions and “read private posts” is approved. Indeed all “read” permissions are approved.

    If I log in as a test “member” I can see these private posts if I go to the dashboard so I think it has something to do with the use of categories with private posts?

    I see there is a new feature “topics”. Could this be the clue?

    Thank you in advance for your help.


    I use “User role editor” 4.40.

    Private posts and categories no longer work

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