Unlist Posts & Pages


Unlisted means your post/page will not come up in search results or on anywhere else on your site. Only those who have the link of the post can view it just like any normal post on the site.

The Post could still be seen by anyone, but only if they guess the link!

The plugin updates MySQL query directly in WP_Query class of WordPress to leave out the posts which are unlisted by the user. As this modifies the core WP_Query, this also works very well with all the plugins which pull out posts/pages from database by using WP_Query, For eg. Posts slider plugins, Advanced Posts in Ultimate Addon for Beaver Builder etc.

Supported & Actively Developed

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Limitations Of the Plugin

  • WP_Query has an a flag to ‚Suppress‘ the filters. If any plugin is using this flag when querying the posts then the unlisted post will not be hidden in that plugin’s output.
  • Similarly if any plugin is using a custom MySQL query, then the unlisted posts will not be hidden from it’s output.


  1. Go to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
  2. Search for Unlist Posts.
  3. Click Install Now next to the Unlist Posts plugin.
  4. Activate the plugin.

Just select option „Unlist Post“ in any post of any type and that post will be hidden from the whole site, it can be only accessed if you have the direct link to the post.


26. April 2019
This does exactly what it says it does. Down at the bottom of the document settings there is a checkbox "Unlist this post?" Easy
22. Januar 2019
I wanted to thank you for this excellent plugin, because it integrates perfectly with WordPress v5.0.3 and it is very easy to hide certain pages and post that we do not want to be visible in the WordPress search engine. I was trying fragments of codes but they did not work as I wanted and searching and searching I found this solution that is very effective. Thank you very much for your time and effort to develop this excellent plugin that WordPress should have. Congratulations!
20. Dezember 2018
This little gem is perfect for my needs. I manage a site with recipes and needed to provide "VIP" access for some new recipes to specific viewers. I didn't want to create user accounts for all of them and set the recipe posts private. With this plugin, I can send them the link to the new posts and theses posts remain 'hidden' from the general population. After a period of time, I can unchek the 'Unlist Post' checkbox and the post is available for everyone. I wonder why so little exposure for this plugin.
25. Mai 2017
Great idea for simple hiding of content. Assume this is part of the limitations as listed above, but would love to see the plugin become a bit smarter with interaction of other plugins that expose the site hierarchy; such as visual sitemap builders like Page List. Could it also be that anything running a shortcode for page/post listings would also expose the pages/posts being hidden by Unlist Posts & Pages? Thank you @nikschavan for the speedy fix.
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  • Fix: unlist posts does not work in Ajax callbacks. (props @makovetskiy)


  • Fix: duplicate post ids being saved in the options array.


  • New – Exclude the posts from wp_list_pages()


  • New – Hide a page from search engines if it is unlisted.
  • New – Hide the post from comments query if it is unlisted.
  • Updated code architecture to be PHPCS compatible.


  • Initial Release.