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Custom Status


Add new statuses to post, page and custom-post, by simple user interface.

New statuses are listed in drop-down list for “edit-status” menu for post.

In the drop-down list you can view all custom status (status created from register_post_status() function too)

This plugin add 3 new hook :

  • {$post_type}_save_action : add/edit “save” actions in minor-publish section for publish metabox

  • {$post_type}_available_statuses : change/remove statuses in status dropdown list in minor-publish section for publish metabox

  • {$post_type}_publish_action : edit publish action label in publish section for publish metabox


Use standard wordpress installation.


  • Q: When click “publish” button, my custom status is lost.

  • A: You use “save” button to save post preserving custom status. Else use save_post hook to set correct status when publish

  • Q: Some custom status are not modifiable. Why?

  • A: Coded defined custom status are not modifiable from user interface.

  • Q: I want publish post in a custom status.

  • A: You can use save_post Hook. This function to do this, and define new flow for your posts.

    function my_personal_flow($post_id) {
    if ( defined( 'DOING_AUTOSAVE' ) && DOING_AUTOSAVE )   return;

    // more security check…

    if (($_POST[‘original_post_status’]==’draft’) && ($_POST[‘post_status’]==’publish’) )
    if (($_POST[‘original_post_status’]==’planned’) && ($_POST[‘post_status’]==’publish’) )
    if (($_POST[‘original_post_status’]==’executed’) && ($_POST[‘post_status’]==’publish’) ) $new_post[‘post_status’]=’approved’;
    if (($_POST[‘original_post_status’]==’approved’) && ($_POST[‘post_status’]==’publish’) ) $new_post[‘post_status’]=’approved’;
    remove_action( ‘save_post’, ‘my_personal_flow’ ); // to remove loop!!
    add_action( ‘save_post’, ‘my_personal_flow’ ); // to add filter for next save!!

Contributors & Developers

“Custom Status” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



– some bug fix
– fix using Event+

– fix hook to labeling save button
– fix hook to labeling publish button

Fix some bug