Support » Requests and Feedback » Improvement ? Auto-detect if "Publish" or "Schedule" button

  • Hello,

    It’s struck me just a few minutes ago. You see, I’m leaving on holidays for a week, and I’ve been preparing posts in advance, so that they get posted while I’ll be enjoying the sun and my family.

    So, I write my posts, and then, in the editor window ( /wp-admin/post.php?post=41631&action=edit for instance), in the upper-right, I change the date to a future date, a few days ahead.

    And then, just below the date, I’m shown the “OK” button to validate the changing of date.
    As long as I don’t click that OK button, the big button to change the status of the post is Publish.

    In a way, this is NOT intuitive, not at all. I could NOT click OK, and click Publish, but that would have been, actually, a Schedule.

    Couldn’t wordpress autodetect the date change through some ajax magic, and automatically replace Publish with Schedule ?

    I don’t know if you see what I mean, I don’t even know if that’s feasable. But, still, that would be a neat feature 🙂

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  • Chris Olbekson


    Level 12 Bug Squasher & Forum Moderator

    Thanks for the feedback. In order for the button to change to schedule you have to click OK to validate the change. It sounds like you are saying that it would be more intuitive for the button to change as soon as you start changing the date. I think the reasoning behind the way it currently works is to make sure you get a chance to set the correct date you wan the post to be published by the verification of pushing OK.

    Maybe just dimming the button while you have the schedule dialogue open and replacing publish with schedule when you click ok or having publish show back up if you push cancel would be another good option.

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