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Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#32773 new defect (bug)

You cannot move Private nor Passworded posts to Draft. You must make them public first.

Reported by: brianlayman's profile BrianLayman Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Posts, Post Types Keywords:
Focuses: administration Cc:


This is an odd quirk of the editor and might be a security issue for some. However, there is no option from the main editor to move a post directly to draft status from Private nor from Passworded status. I suspect you can trash the post first and then mark it as draft and maybe you could do it from the quick edit. In any case marking as draft should be able to be done from within the actual editor without the disclosure of private information.

NOTE: This kinda is a security issue, but not in the way the check box is asking about. It is procedural. So I'm marking "I am not reporting a security issue."

Change History (4)

#1 @johnbillion
9 years ago

  • Focuses administration added
  • Keywords ux-feedback added
  • Version 4.2.2 deleted

It is actually possible to move directly from a private post to a draft post, but it's not very intuitive.

  1. Click 'Edit' next to Visibility.
  2. Switch from Private to Public.
  3. An 'Edit' link will appear next to Status
  4. Switch this from Published to Draft
  5. Hit the Save Draft button

Is this a common enough action (or a complicated enough action) that this process should be improved?

#2 @iseulde
9 years ago

  • Component changed from Editor to Posts, Post Types

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by karmatosed. View the logs.

7 years ago

#4 @karmatosed
7 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback removed

With the focus on the new editor, this hopefully will be considered. Removing the keyword and tagging @joen for now.

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