Today I will talk about two best WordPress plugins to hide the post from home page. Out of these 2 plugins wp hide post tops the list and one of my favorite plugin to hide posts from the homepage in WordPress.
Every time you publish a post, it appears directly on the home page of the website despite the fact that you don’t want your readers to know if this post is published.
Once the post appears on the home page all my readers are aware of the new post and also it will out via RSS feed.
Sometimes we just want to publish the post without anyone knowing about it except the google. Of course, we always want Google to notice our hard work if not our readers.
Before we go ahead with the plugins it is important to know the requirements of hiding the post from publishing on the home page.
Why You Should Hide Post?
- My RSS feed automatically triggers the article to the subscribers once it is published on the home page of the website. I definitely don’t want this article hitting my subscriber list and consuming my email quota.
- The article is written specifically for the SEO purpose of the website. I want google to know about the article and not my readers.
- My article is automatically posted to social media once published. I don’t want to disturb my social media engagement with such articles.
Best Plugins To Hide Post
We will discuss two best WordPress plugins to hide the post from the homepage. Both the plugins offer different functionality with minimal configurations. All you need is to check the checkboxes as per your post requirement. We will discuss more while discussing the plugin.
WP Hide Post WordPress Plugin
This is the best plugin which enables you to hide the post from your readers in WordPress. The plugin is free, easy to use and doesn’t require many configurations.
Firstly you need to do is to download install the WP Hide Post plugin.
If you are still not clear about the installation of WordPress plugins then go through our step by step guide to install a WordPress plugin.
After installation is completed, You have to create a new post or edit an existing post. On the post edit screen, you will find a new meta box labeled ‘Post Visibility’.
On Post Visibility meta box you need to tick the appropriate checkboxes where you want to hide the post.
You can hide the post on the front page ( homepage), category page, archives page and tags page of your website.
After selecting the appropriate option just hit on an update or publish button.
Check out if the post is published on selected pages.
The website visitors will not notice the new post until they know the post URL.
To find out the URL of a hidden post, visit Posts » All Posts. Next, locate the post you are looking for and take the mouse over to the post title. You will see a link to view the post.
The plugin also supports hiding pages of your WordPress website. All you need to do is to select the suitable option to hide the page from listing from ‘Page Visibility’ option.
If you have any doubt with respect to this plugin please feel free to comment on this post.
Stealth Publish Hide Post WordPress Plugin
The second plugin which we will be talking about is Stealth Publish WordPress Plugin. This plugin is also free and with a 5-star rating on WordPress.
I have been using this plugin for a long time without any issues. You will find this plugin is not updated from long. But this is a basic plugin and there are not many changes from the time this plugin is last updated.
First, you need to download and install the plugin from the WordPress repository.
After completing the installation just activate the plugin on your website.
Now you can create a new post or edit the previously published post. After editing or creating the post just check out the box stealth publish and you are done.
Now you can update or publish the post. To check the post just go to the front page of your website and check whether you post appears or not.
Both the plugins are best in their class. However, WP Hide Post plugin offers more options to hide the post and pages as per the requirement. Whereas Stealth plugin offers to hide the post to publish on the home page with just click of a button. You can choose the plugin as per your requirement and use it.
If you have any suggestions or any better plugin for the same job then please comment on this post with your suggestion. We will be happy to update this post with your suggested plugin.