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Ability to set "Publish on:" back to "Immediately"

  1. Second
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    12345

    Currently, if you assign a publish date for a post, you can no longer revert it back to "Immediately", which is sometimes exactly what you want - that is, to publish your post once you press "Publish".

    Being able to revert back to "Immediately" would be very neat.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  2. Jen Mylo
    Key Master

    You can revert it. Click Edit next to the scheduled date, and when the scheduled date is revealed, click the Cancel link. This will revert it to Publish Immediately.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  3. Second
    Member

    12345

    Seems to be a more complex issue than I originally anticipated.

    I just tried out your suggestion. It was very hard to replicate, to be honest, as reverting the date back to immediately works if you don't already have a publish date and/or save your draft in-between.

    Now this is where it gets complex: If external software is used to send posts to WordPress, say, from Windows Live Writer, it's very probable that the software automatically assigns a publish date that is irreversible. Your suggestion simply will not work in any situation where a post date has already been assigned.

    That's why I think we need a throw switch or stop external software from assigning post dates.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  4. Jen Mylo
    Key Master

    I would imagine the way to stop external publishing software from passing over publish dates would be to not use the external software. If you're talking about preventing a program like WLW from setting the publish date if you choose to use it to publish to WP, that is a different issue than asking for a core feature to reset the publish date.

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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    Sorry, not right now