[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #31958: Private pages does not show in Page Attributes and Edit Menu screen

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#31958: Private pages does not show in Page Attributes and Edit Menu screen
 Reporter:  totland         |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)    |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:
Component:  Administration  |     Version:  4.1.1
 Severity:  normal          |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:                  |     Focuses:
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => wontfix
 * milestone:  Awaiting Review =>


 I would suggest that this is a feature, not a bug.

 In the case of Menus, it'd be problematic to allow private pages to be
 added. What would happen to menu items that appear as subnavigation to a
 private item, when viewed by a user without permission to view such items?

 In the case of page hierarchy, I guess I do see a use case for having
 private parents. But there are lots of UX and workflow considerations. If
 A and B are private pages, and B is a parent of A, what happens when B is
 made public? We would need to be sure that information about that parent
 doesn't show anywhere in the interface for users without the capability to
 read the capacity. This would include fairly low-level filtering of things
 like `wp_dropdown_pages()`.

 Given the complexity involved, and the relatively limited situations where
 such a use would be worthwhile, I'd say that this is plugin territory. Use
 the 'page_attributes_dropdown_pages_args' to pass a custom 'post_status'
 argument that includes 'private' as appropriate.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31958#comment:1>
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