Save draft without posting?

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  • #897181

    Last night I wrote a new post under the category of “philosophy”. I saved it as a draft so that I could spell check it this morning and then post it. But when I finally posted it, it did not show up in my “philosophy” reader until I scrolled waaaaay down to about 1:00am last night (when I saved the draft). Is there a way to save the draft without the post showing as if it were published at the time that the draft was saved?

    The blog I need help with is faithseekingexplosions.wordpress.com.

    #897320

    timethief
    Member

    That’s very odd. You can edit the post and change the datestamp and/or timestamp but if the post has been indexed by Google I don’t recommend foing that as doing it will create a 404 (page not found) and Google only clears their caches every 3 – 6 months. I have flagged this thread for Staff attention.

    #897345

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yes, before and after publishing, can alter the posts’s published date via the Publish box to the right of the post editor.

    #897348

    Macmanx, will that bump it up to the most current position in the reader?

    #897359

    macmanx
    Staff

    No, it won’t affect the Reader position on any published posts.

    #897368

    I think that’s the real issue I’m getting at. I don’t want my post to be on the Reader until it’s published. Does it show up even if it’s not complete?

    #897378

    macmanx
    Staff

    No, it only appear when it has been Published. To get around the issue, just make sure that you adjust the publish date before Publishing.

    #897384

    Thank you. I’ll be sure to do that in the future. It seems like it would make a whole lot more sense, though, if they just waited to include a publish date until it was actually published.

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