Changing the status of a post or page in WordPress is an essential task that allows you to control when and how content is published on your website. By default, WordPress offers four different status options for posts and pages: published, draft, pending review, and private. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through the steps to change the status of a post or page in WordPress.
Step 1: Log in to your WordPress Dashboard
To change the status of a post or page in WordPress, you'll need to log in to your WordPress dashboard. Enter your login credentials and click on the "Log In" button to proceed.
Step 2: Navigate to the "Posts" or "Pages" section
Once you're logged in, navigate to the "Posts" or "Pages" section, depending on which type of content you want to edit.
Step 3: Select the post or page you want to edit
Find the post or page you want to edit and click on it to open the editing screen.
Step 4: Change the status of the post or page
Once you're on the editing screen, look for the "Status" option in the right-hand sidebar. Click on the current status to reveal a dropdown menu with all the available status options.
Choose the status you want to change the post or page to, and click the "Update" button to save your changes.
Here are the different status options and what they mean:
Published: The post or page is live on your website and visible to all users.
Draft: The post or page is a work in progress and has not been published yet.
Pending review: The post or page has been submitted for review and is waiting for approval from an editor or administrator.
Private: The post or page is only visible to selected users or members who have been given access.
And that's it! By following these simple steps, you can change the status of a post or page in WordPress and manage your content more effectively.