Is there a way to show/hide attachments in my case images on a post.

What I want is to mark an image as "hidden" and then only show it to the admin and hide hidden images from a normal user I know how to use wp_query and get_posts to get attachments also how to check if user is an admin just want to know if there is somewhere a field or table where I can store a flag that the attachment is hidden or if there is any "best practice" for this. Essentially I have an post with attached images and I display a gallery of the images on a page as a custom post type and I want is to show the “hidden” images to the admin but not to a user lower then admin. Atm. I am using:

$args = array(
'order'         => 'ASC',
'orderby'       => 'menu_order ID',
'post_type'     => 'attachment',
'post_parent'   => $post->ID,
'post_mime_type' => 'image',
'post_status'   => null,
// Change the number of images to show in the gallery below
'numberposts'   => 999,
$attachments = get_posts($args);

To retrieve the attachments

I tried wp_delete_attachment witch confuses me because according to *WP documentation: * function wp_delete_attachment( $post_id, $force_delete = false ) it has a parameter that does not permanently delete the attachment

bool $force_delete: Whether to bypass trash and force deletion. Defaults to false.

but when I used it as: wp_delete_attachment( $item,false );

$item being the id for the attachment

it deleted the image from the uploads folder. If the wp_delete_attachment function works as intended I would like to know how to query the deleted attachments that are bound to the post. So that the admin user has a chance to "restore" the image

Hope someone can help.

  • This is very confusing. Please clean up the grammar, punctuation, spelling, any relevant code, and try to explain the problem better. – s_ha_dum Sep 3 '13 at 14:49
  • Hope this clear's it up for you – Jester Sep 3 '13 at 15:38

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