This document walks you through the various "visibility" options listed in pages and posts in WiscWeb and the pros and cons to each.
The following image details the Visibility options available for pages and posts in WiscWeb:
Essentially, you have three options:
This option is the default for all pages and posts in WiscWeb. It is the assumption that if you have "published" or "updated" a page or posts, you would like that those changes to be publicly available.
Pages and posts published to "Public" will be available to everyone who has access to your site. If your site is not locked down with a Manifest Group or to NetIDs ([Link for document 87104 is unavailable at this time.] ), that means that anyone in the world will be able to view the content.
The "Password Protected" option for visibility will not work in WiscWeb due to our configuration with the Shibboleth plugin for logging into the service.
If you require protection for a page or post in WiscWeb, please visit: WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Options for Protecting Pages
Publishing to "Private" means that only those who are logged in and have editing access to your pages/posts will be able to see the content. The URLs for private pages cannot be shared as they are not publicly viewable.