When you write a new post in WordPress you have the option of publishing it immediately or saving the post or page as a draft.
When you are writing your post on your PC. Look to the right of your post editor. The top option should be Publish.
If the box is not open, click the down arrow to open the dialogue box.
The three big buttons allow you to…
- Save a draft copy of your post or page.
- Preview your post or page, to see how it looks to your site visitors.
- Publish the post or page.
When your post or page is ready to be published, just click the big blue Publish button.
To un-publish a post and turn it back into a draft…
Click the option that says edit…
Status: Published Edit
- Draft from the drop down.
- Click OK.
- Click Update.
Your published post is now turned back into a draft post. Site visitors can no longer see it.
To publish your post or page so the whole world can see it, just click the big blue Publish button.
The Visibility and Revision options…
The visibility option lets you password protect posts. The revision option lets you revert back to a previously saved version of your post.