Draft Status

“Draft” is one of eight post statuses available in WordPress. A post in the Draft status is not published and is not visible to the public.

Draft is often confused with the “Pending Review” status. However, these two statuses have different meanings:

  • Draft: “This post is not ready to publish. I’m still working on it.”
  • Pending Review: “This post to publish. Someone else can approve and publish”.

Pending Review or Draft? What’s the Difference in WordPress?

Here at PublishPress, our focus is on creating publishing workflows in WordPress. This includes allowing you to create custom statuses in WordPress. However, before moving on to more advanced workflows, people often need some clarity on the basic workflow features in WordPress. For example, what exactly is the difference between “Pending Review” and “Draft”?

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Dashboard Widgets in PublishPress

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