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Opened 19 months ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#36583 new enhancement

Make "Save Draft" the predominant button when editting a not-published post

Reported by: LucP Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: General Keywords: ux-feedback
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


I've had this problem too many times: I'm working on a drafted post and -without really thinking about it- I press the "publish" button. With lots of auto-push plugins that push this post to social-media.

Wouldn't it make more sense from a ux-perspective to have the "Publish" and "Save Draft" buttons change places when the post-status isn't "publish"?

Attachments (1)

Publish Button.png (20.7 KB) - added by Travel_girl 16 months ago.
1. Suggestion

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Change History (9)

#1 @LucP
19 months ago

  • Version 4.5 deleted

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by lucp. View the logs.

19 months ago

#3 @karmatosed
19 months ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback added

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-editor by lucp. View the logs.

19 months ago

#5 @LucP
19 months ago

Good summary of this ticket, shared by @gonzodesign:

I'm working on a user survey to see if this is a problem users bump into a lot...
Will post a polldaddy link here and on Slack tomorrow.

Last edited 19 months ago by LucP (previous) (diff)

#6 @LucP
19 months ago

Here's the link to the publishing - saving drafts - scheduling post- survey:

Please share everybody!

16 months ago

  1. Suggestion

#7 @Travel_girl
16 months ago

I think this is definitely something we can improve. I guess many people running in that problem.

I made a Mockup with a first suggestion. What do you think? --> https://core.trac.wordpress.org/attachment/ticket/36583/Publish%20Button.png

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

8 months ago

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