I use GF + Gravity Forms Post Updates to publish and update posts in the frontend in conjunction with Better Notifications for WordPress to send notifications to the admin and user when a post is published or updated.
This is the ideal workflow:
- The User (logged in) submits a GF form which is published as a post
- A “new post published” notification is sent to the admin and to the user
- The admin makes an edit to the post using Gravity Forms: Post Updates
- A notification is sent to the user that their post has been updated
The problem is that when a post is updated using Gravity Forms: Post Updates, the post_status is first changed from <i>publish</i> to draft and then from <i>draft</i> to <i>publish</i>. The draft->publish change triggers the “new post” notification to be sent instead of the “post updated” notification.
Is there a way to prevent the post_status change when a post is updated with Gravity Forms: Post Updates?
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