Quick Wordpress Question

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I have a little issue here and would appreciate some help.

I try and create a thank you page for my autoresponder in wordpress and I don't want the world to see the page. I set the page to private but when I enter my details in the form it goes to a not found page. When I set the page to public it shows in my info bar so I need a way for the page not to show anywhere on my blog unless I type in the url.

How can that be done.

Thanks in advance

Jan
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    • Profile picture of the author jan roos
      Originally Posted by Dan Liptak View Post

      Thanks for sharing that it helped but I still have a problem. When I enter my details in the optin form it takes me to my thank you page which is called mydomain.com/confirm

      When I get to that page it says page not, I have to then refresh that page 3 to 6 times before it displays the page correctly. Any ides why this is happening?

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  • Profile picture of the author Josh T.
    jan,

    Go to the theme editor. Select "header.php" and use your browser's "find" function to find "wp_list_pages". At the end of this string, add "&exclude=6" where the number 6 is your page id (It is probably some other number). To find your page id, go to "edit pages" and mouse over the page in question. The page id will show at the bottom of your browser.

    I think there's also a plugin for this, but I've never used it. If your pages are being used in a sidebar widget, you can exclude them right in the widget. Just find the page id.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh T.
    have you cleared your browser cache?
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    • Profile picture of the author jan roos
      Originally Posted by Josh T. View Post

      have you cleared your browser cache?
      Just cleared my cache and cookies. When my getresponse form redirects me to the confirmation page then it says page not found still but when I click on the confirmation page url from anywhere else it shows up fine. Very weird
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh T.
        Originally Posted by jan roos View Post

        Just cleared my cache and cookies. When my getresponse form redirects me to the confirmation page then it says page not found still but when I click on the confirmation page url from anywhere else it shows up fine. Very weird
        This sounds to me like there is something up with your form code. If you can access it from anywhere else, this has to be the case.

        I'm sure you've checked it out already, but triple check to make sure there isn't a "-" missing or something like that in the URL within your GetResponse code. Again, I know it's simplistic, but I made this exact same error two days ago without even knowing it. Took someone else pointing it out for me.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kat Bartone
          Jan,

          Just FYI, private pages are only visible to those who are logged in to your site via wp-admin. They won't be seen by the general public.

          It's useful if you have others who might be granted special access to your site. You'll see that if you are logged in to wp-admin, you can see the private page, but if you log out, you'll get that page not found error message.

          There are several exclude pages plugins - some work better than other with either certain themes or later/earlier versions of wordpress.

          Also, with some themes, you can trick them into not showing certain pages by making your 'private' page a child page of a parent. Other themes will show child pages in a sub menu, so be careful. This is not a real clean method but it's a workaround. Would be better to get a plugin that works with your theme.

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  • Profile picture of the author VegasGreg
    Post a link and we can take a closer look. Or PM it if you don't anted it posted out in the open.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    I have tried the plugin and it works fine for me. Greg's method is also good. If you want something more advanced, use iFraming in a post/page.

    My 2 cents

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