By default, all your latest posts go to the top of your home page and visible to all your readers. But at times you may post certain articles just to secure a Google ranking. In such cases, you would want to hide the post from your blog readers.
You can always prevent a post being accessed by your reader by encrypting it with a password. However, it may not go down well with your blog readers.
Luckily, there is an easy way to control your post visibility not only on your WordPress Home Page but also on category pages, tag pages, author page, archives pages and RSS feeds.
Hide A Post From WordPress Home Page
To hide a WordPress post, you must first install and activate WP Hide Post WordPress plugin. This plugin is extremely free, easy to use and does not require any expert level skills.
Once the plugin is activated, you will now see an additional option in the sidebar of your WordPress post editor. In the screenshot below, I have moved the plugin to from sidebar to below the post editor.
To hide a post from WordPress feed, you just need to select the location from where you want to hide the post from. You can choose to hide the post on Home Page, Category pages, Tag Pages, Author Pages, Date Archive pages, search results and also your blog’s RSS feed.
Apart from the post, this plugin also allows you to hide your pages from Home page and everywhere else your page appears except for your sitemap.
After selecting required options, your posts or pages will not show up at the selected locations. You may, however, access them by directly entering the URL. Also, if you provide a link to the post or page in question from another article, your readers will be to access the same through that article.
As you can see, it is really simple to hide your posts from Home Page, RSS feeds, and other location using the free WP Hide Post plugin.
I hope this article helped you to hide your WordPress post. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us using the comments form below.