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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#36583 closed enhancement (maybelater)

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

Reported by: lucp's profile LucP Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: General Keywords: has-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"?

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Publish Button.png (20.7 KB) - added by Travel_girl 8 years ago.
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Change History (13)

#1 @LucP
8 years ago

  • Version 4.5 deleted

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

8 years ago

#3 @karmatosed
8 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback added

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

8 years ago

#5 @LucP
8 years 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 8 years ago by LucP (previous) (diff)

#6 @LucP
8 years ago

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

Please share everybody!

8 years ago

  1. Suggestion

#7 @Travel_girl
8 years 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? -->

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

7 years ago

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

6 years ago

#10 @boemedia
6 years ago

  • Keywords has-ux-feedback added; ux-feedback removed
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

We discussed this ticket in design triage today and figured this ticket now has become a little outdated (but still very relevant) by the introduction of Gutenberg, since there won't be any editor changes happening that aren't from Gutenberg.

We do think this part of UI needs improvement in Gutenberg as well, so we suggest continuing the discussion on Github where Gutenberg design tickets are.

#11 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted

#12 @petikmanggo
3 years ago

i just happen to get this experience. But thanks god for your update T_T

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