[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #31635: Bulk Edit -> Publish should publish scheduled posts

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Fri Mar 13 18:53:43 UTC 2015

#31635: Bulk Edit -> Publish should publish scheduled posts
 Reporter:  siobhan          |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement      |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Quick/Bulk Edit  |    Version:
 Severity:  normal           |   Keywords:
  Focuses:  ui               |
 Here's the flow that I was working through:

 1. Scheduled about 15 posts to be published on the site at a later date.
 2. Decided I wanted to just publish them now.
 3. Used Bulk Edit to change the status of all of the posts to published.
 4. Went about my business thinking they were published
 5. Later visited the site and they weren't published.
 6 Went back into the posts and they're still marked as scheduled.
 7. Had to manually go in and change the date on each post to get them

 This was really, really annoying. Especially since, as I was able to take
 the action of Bulk Edit -> change status to published, I thought that what
 I had done had worked. There was no indication that it hadn't.

 This could be solved in a number of ways:

 1. If a user bulk edits and selects publish, the date on the post is
 changed to the current date and time and the posts are published as

 2. If posts are scheduled and the user selects them to bulk edit, there is
 no option to change the status to published.

 3. If the user takes the action of trying to change the status of
 scheduled posts to published, the message is changed from "# Posts
 Updated" to "Scheduled posts have not been published."

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31635>
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