Open and closed posts to follow a case
It would be great to have the oportunity to keep a post in a status named "Open" or "Closed".
This bacause if you are writing something that havent ended or that you know you are going to write about again it will remind you to follow the case.
Many newspapers have this. If they i.e. write an article about a footballplayer that can be sold to another team. They have to write a second article when the player are sold or if the player is not sold.
Hope this was understandable :)
WP 3.0 started the implementation of custom post statuses. Right now, there's not a lot of admin UI support for them. I imagine 3.1 will continue to make this a lot better.
Any reason you couldn't do this using categories, tags, or indeed custom taxonomies?
Glad to read Greenshady's reply as I think the general idea of custom statuses is a great one.
A property rental client currently sets properties to draft/published when it'd be really nice for them to choose unavailable/available. Similarly for a holiday cottage rental, I have the post type change from enquiry to booking when really a change of custom status (and a filter on that status in admin) would work better.
@Mark, you could of course use the tags, but it would be a teek of the tag system. It would be stronger to make it a separate funktion.
This functioon would improve possibilities very much. Just for mentioning one it could be used as a support ticket system blog. This is a very simple function that can open up big possibilities.
Maybe this would be a great plugin?
Following the suggestion title - think of it like a legal case, and like following a crime -
1. Initial news report of a crime
2. Follow up with interviews of victim
3. Follow up with monitoring police progress
4. News of arrest
5. News from the court case
6. Announcement the jury is out
7. News of jury verdict
8. News of the sentencing
9. Follow up of appeals if applicable
10. (Years later - for the ghouls) News of the execution / release of the perpetrator
Each step of the way (as applicable to the blog's type and content) could be assigned a "story status" for triggering followup posts and actions.
Such a system is not specific to news reporting - on all of my blogs I can think of topic timeline milestones that would benefit from a story-status categorisation. Using tags or post categories or whatever is not really the way to go on this - the status needs to be specific to the individual story.
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