Published on March 6, 2017 by WPBeginner

Accidentally publishing a post is something you definitely want to avoid on your site. Even the most experienced bloggers have accidentally published their post or page. In this video we will show you how to easily avoid accidental publishing in WordPress.

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Summary of this tutorial:

For our first recommended way to prevent accidental publishing would be to install and activate the Publish Confirm Plugin:

www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/step-by-step-guide-to-install-a-wordpress-plugin-for-beginners/

This plugin will work once activated without the need to configure settings.

When a post attempts to be published a popup will appear asking if you really want to publish the post.

If you would prefer to customize the message you can find our code you can add to your site in our article:

www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-avoid-accidental-publishing-in-wordpress/

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18 Comments on "How to Avoid Accidental Publishing in WordPress"

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Francesco Amoroso
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Francesco Amoroso
6 months 15 days ago

Something which happened more than once to me. Thanks!

Francesco Amoroso
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Francesco Amoroso
6 months 15 days ago

Something which happened more than once to me. Thanks!

Canexicans
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Canexicans
6 months 18 days ago

Thanks, I constantly make that mistake. I'll try the plugin.

Canexicans
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Canexicans
6 months 18 days ago

Thanks, I constantly make that mistake. I'll try the plugin.

Kristen Stormes
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Kristen Stormes
6 months 18 days ago

I've accidentally posted more than once. Thank you for this!

Kristen Stormes
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Kristen Stormes
6 months 18 days ago

I've accidentally posted more than once. Thank you for this!

supertofana
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supertofana
6 months 18 days ago

Thanks for sharing.

supertofana
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supertofana
6 months 18 days ago

Thanks for sharing.

Ehsan Elahi
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Ehsan Elahi
7 months 9 days ago

What is the way to Quick Edit Content and Colors?

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7 months 7 days ago

If you mean how it is displayed you would want to take a look at: www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/css-hero-review-wordpress-design-customization-made-easy/

Ehsan Elahi
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Ehsan Elahi
7 months 9 days ago

What is the way to Quick Edit Content and Colors?

WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
7 months 7 days ago

If you mean how it is displayed you would want to take a look at: www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/css-hero-review-wordpress-design-customization-made-easy/

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