How to Avoid Accidental Publishing in WordPress


How to Avoid Accidental Publishing in WordPress
Christy Garner

Thank you so much for this! I have only done this once… accidentally published an article that was not ready to go out. Luckily, the WordPress had scheduled it for some time in the far past, instead of “immediate”, so it never got published for anyone to see on the home page. However, my automatic social media feeds that are connected to my site did publish it to the feed. I only discovered this because I get an email when people share their articles on social media, but I had to spend about an hour tracking all the feeds it got published too and deleting the article off the feed. So this will definitely come in handy.

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Gloria Russell

Recently one of our readers asked us how to avoid accidental publishing in WordPress. Even the most experienced bloggers have accidentally hit the publish button. In this article, we will show you how to easily avoid accidental publishing in WordPress.

How to Avoid Accidental Publishing in WordPress
Bonnie Jenkins

Accidentally publishing a post is something you definitely want to avoid on your site. Even the most experienced bloggers have accidentally published their post or page. In this video we will show you how to easily avoid accidental publishing in WordPress.

How to Avoid Accidental Publishing in WordPress
Allene Boynton

Accidentally publishing a post is something you definitely want to avoid on your site. Even the most experienced bloggers have accidentally published their post or page. In this video we will show you how to easily avoid accidental publishing in WordPress.

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Summary of this tutorial:

For our first recommended way to prevent accidental publishing would be to install and activate the Publish Confirm Plugin:

http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/step-by-step-guide-to-install-a-wordpress-plugin-for-beginners/

This plugin will work once activated without the need to configure settings.

When a post attempts to be published a popup will appear asking if you really want to publish the post.

If you would prefer to customize the message you can find our code you can add to your site in our article:

http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-avoid-accidental-publishing-in-wordpress/

How to Avoid Publishing Content Accidentally in WordPress
Candice Barker

For the Search Engines:
Now let’s assume you’re a search engine bot. I know, but bear with me here. You get a message from the site that new content has been published. Because this is a popular website, you spring into action to index the webpage. In a flash, you grab all of the available content and start displaying the results. Unfortunately, you had no idea that the author was in the middle of writing the piece. This means a large portion of the content is not immediately indexed.

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Doloris Denham

Sometimes it happen that you mistakenly click the ‘Publish’ button and your post goes live. This tutorial provides you a simple hack that you can put in your theme’s function.php file and then whenever you will be hitting your “Publish” button, a small dialog box will show up asking you if you’re sure about publishing your post or not. Now you can either click OK or CANCEL. Now no more acidentally published posts.

Avoid Accidental Publishing in WordPress
Colleen Stanley

Sometimes we accidentally hit the publish button when our post or page is incomplete or not ready to publish. Many bloggers and site owners set up automatic processes to send email to their subscribers and share posts on social media.

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