How To Unpublished posts in WordPress

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How To Unpublished posts in WordPress

A number of questions on how to Unpublished posts in WordPress based website arise because some users are not as technical as you might think. However, to Unpublished posts in WordPress does not require any technical experience. While the process to unpublished posts in WordPress might seem trivial, many people you might call experts think that the only way to unpublished posts in WordPress is to delete the posts and re-publish the posts. You do not have to delete your posts. WordPress posts can be deactivated to make them unavailable on the front end of the website.

 

 

Steps to Unpublished posts in WordPress

Step 1: Navigate to your post page in your WordPress admin panel as show below. Click posts to display a list of your posts.

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Step 2 : Display the existing WordPress Posts

Mouse over any of the posts listed above to display additional menus below the post. You will see links like Edit, Quick Edit, Trash and View. Please click Quick Edit. The Quick edit gives you a number of options that can be used to quickly modify a post.

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Within the quick Edit, you can change the following in a WordPress post:

  • Modify Post Category
  • Add or Modify Post tab
  • Allow or Disallow comments in a post
  • Password protect a post or make it private
  • Allow Post pings
  • The WordPress post title can also be changed
  • Most importantly, you can change the status of the post from published or hide the post

Step 3: Hide the WordPress post

In order to update an existing posts from published to draft, you will have to change the status of the post. The post as you can see from the picture below has a status of “Published”.

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Click the drop down, you will see a status called ” Draft”, select it and click on the update button as show below.

After you click on update, you will no longer see the post on the front end of your website. At any time you want the post to be visible, repeat the process and change the status from Draft to Published

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