Support » Plugin: Edit Flow » [Plugin: Edit Flow] posts publishing before they're scheduled

  • Since upgrading to the EditFlow v.7, my editors have been hitting this weird thing where pre-scheduled posts are published instantly when they were being scheduled. The date shown would be in the future, but the post would IMMEDIATELY be published instead of scheduled for that future date.

    My dev did some sleuthing, and it looks like there’s some drama going on between EF’s custom post statuses and scheduling. As of the new version of the plugin, here’s how we have to pre-schedule posts:

    Save your post as Draft [instead of “ready for scheduling” or “cleared copyedit” or any of our other custom statuses]
    Set the future publish date
    Click OK
    Only then will the button show Schedule (not Publish) and ONLY THEN you can hit Schedule, and the post status = scheduled.

    When the button says Publish, it means PUBLISH — not schedule. Yes. This is weird.

    This is a pretty sticky issue in our workflow — basically, we can’t pre-schedule posts in our custom statuses. We have to manually change the status to “draft” before pre-scheduling works. Otherwise, the post will publish immediately, but show a future-date. It’s very strange.

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  • It may be a conflict with another plugin, rather than a failure on Edit Flow’s part. We’re using EF v0.7 with nine custom statuses, and have even removed the out-of-the-box Draft and Pending Review statuses, and we’ve encountered no problems with being able to set posts for advance publication from any status level. As soon as we change the publish date to something in the future, for a post in any status, the Publish button flips to Schedule.

    Plugin Author Daniel Bachhuber


    Hand Built

    @ariel I’m not able to reproduce this either. What other plugins do you have running on your website, and does the issue persist when Edit Flow is the only one activated?

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