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Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#43460 new defect (bug)

Published Post reverts to draft

Reported by: richards1052 Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.4
Component: Posts, Post Types Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: Cc:
PR Number:

Description

When I publish a post which has previously been saved in draft format, it will sometimes revert back to draft without my having done anything to change the status myself.

I believe this only happens with posts which originally were saved in draft format. I don't think it happens with posts which are published directly without being saved in draft format.

Also, I worked on the post both in my PC browser and using the WP Android smartphone app. I don't know if there may be a conflict between them which could cause this.

When I review the revisions I see that the published post reverts back to the last time it was in draft mode. I can rectify this by reverting to the published version, which is how I fix it.

I have researched this online and have found other users affected by the same issue on both self-hosted & WP-hosted sites going back to 2012. The technical staff advice offered in the WP.com forums doesn't offer an explanation for the problem.

I have searched for this bug and haven't found it mentioned, though it's possible the search feature didn't pick up a previous report.

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@richards1052
21 months ago

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#1 in reply to: ↑ description @SergeyBiryukov
21 months ago

  • Component changed from Post Formats to Posts, Post Types
  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

Hi @richards1052, welcome to WordPress Trac! Thanks for the report.

I have researched this online and have found other users affected by the same issue on both self-hosted & WP-hosted sites going back to 2012.

Could you link to those discussions?

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