wet_snitch: Secret feed for unpublished Textpattern articles

4. Dezember 2008

wet_snitch publishes a private Atom feed at a randomized “secret” URL which contains articles either posted into the future or resting in a “pending” state.

Authors and publishers of co-authored sites would share this secret URL to stay current about each other’s articles while they are still hidden from the public. NB: It is crucial to keep the the “secret” URL out of public view, hide it from search engine bots, and the like.


The secret feed URL is revealed on an additional administration tab (requires publisher privileges to enter). If you ever wanted to change the secret, hit the button there and share the new feed link with your companions.

wet_snitch Textpattern plugin screenshot


Get it here: wet_snitch.txt.

Resources and Relateds

Express your suggestions, report bugs and discuss enhancements in this thread in the Textpattern forum.


wet_snitch is inspired by Frank Bueltge’s Draft Feed plugin for WordPress.

Change log

Date Version Notes
2008-12-04 0.1 Initial public release
2008-12-13 0.2 Remove redundant defines
2009-01-14 0.3 Feed title is a user-defined preference


  1. Wow, this is pretty nice little plugin. Seems to work perfectly. Is it possible to stab the code in such way, that the feed’s title would be editable? Title is at the moment Site’s name — private feed, but I’d like to change that.

  2. Petri, I’ll make the feed title adjustable as a preference setting with the next release.

  3. OK, that would be really good addition to this. Thanks!