Do you know how to share a private link of a draft post?
  v5.0 Posted at 27/09/2014 6:42 AM by Tiago Araujo

To share a draft of a post with others you need to install a plugin.

The plugin is called 'Simple Preview' and can be located here​.

Once you have plugin installed, all you need to do is enable it and then follow the steps below:

  1. In the 'Edit Post' page, scroll down below your HTML panel to the 'Preview' panel, and select the tick box "Allow Anonymous Preview".
    Once enabled, it will create a preview link, that you can send to as many people as you like.
    Note: Once you publish the post the URL becomes inactive.
  2. Click on 'Save Draft', then 'Preview'. The post will open in your browser, with the URL that you can share.
NOT Done Email Figure: How to enable ‘Allow Anonymous Preview’ so you can share your URL before going live NOT Done Email Figure: The URL suffix will be similar to this: ‘…?p=1418&preview=true’

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Note #1: needing a plugin to share a URL privately, is a little bit crazy.

Note #2: Another solution is ‘Share a Draft’, however it has more options and is more complicated.

It has a time limit function for the post, which allows you to set and extend. The URL it generates is a bit messy.

NOT Done Email Figure: The URL is pretty messy and it is not as simple as just ticking a box. This is a whole other page

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