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Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#3235 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

New post marked as private gets published as public on submission

Reported by: erictrudeau Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.0.4
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description (last modified by markjaquith)

Name: Eric Trudeau
Username: erictrudeau
Email: frosted dark [a.t] g mail dot com
Website: http://www.erictrudeau.com

Wordpress Version: 2.0.4
Server: Owned and administered by me, Win 2003 Svr Std, IIS 6, MySQL 4 (dedicated server), PHP 5.1.6

I have verified this on my server and over at OpenSourceCMS.

Description: When creating a new post, marked as private, the post ends up being published as public. I can however go in and edit the post, mark it as private and then the setting holds.

Steps to produce:

  1. Create a new post
  2. Enter the title 'test'
  3. Enter in the body 'test'
  4. Mark the post as 'private'
  5. Publish the post
  6. Edit the post just created and note the selection of the Post Status section

This could be a severe problem depending on who you are talking to... if they are posting things that they didn't want people to read it could be a bit embarrassing.

Thanks!
Eric

Change History (6)

comment:1 markjaquith8 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

I'm pretty sure this is intentional. The action of "Publish" is in opposition to a "Private" status. If you want to publish it, you must no longer want it to remain Private.

That'd be like me setting my personal status to "clothed" and then pressing a "strip" button. :-)

Someone reopen if this isn't correct, but I'm pretty sure.

(And thanks for including PHP and server information! Few people do that, and it's a good example to set)

comment:2 foolswisdom8 years ago

Mark, I am pretty sure you are correct. Working as implemented anyway.

I think it is a user experience problem though, but not sure if worth dealing with in near future. I will nudge Bryan.

comment:3 Viper007Bond8 years ago

The "Save" button is there for a reason. You can publish a post via the "Save" button for example if you select "Publish" on the right. The "Publish" button is just a shortcut.

-1 to changing anything.

comment:4 bryanveloso8 years ago

Matt and I just talked about this and he said that there should be a different UE for private posts altogether. In my view, private posts don't need as many functions as public posts do. So it could be something as simple as taking away elements when the user clicks "private".

comment:5 foolswisdom8 years ago

Based on Bryan's comment, I created a more general ticket:3239 for Bryan for after this next major release, or maybe some time after that ;-)

comment:6 erictrudeau8 years ago

This makes sense now that you explain it that way. I still almost see it as problem personally because what if I accidentally hit the publish button and something private went public.

I really like the idea of a separate section for the private posts... more like a personal journal.

Thanks guys and keep up the great work!

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