[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #28006: Add visual cues when viewing drafts on the frontend

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Fri Jul 11 06:09:16 UTC 2014

#28006: Add visual cues when viewing drafts on the frontend
 Reporter:  hlashbrooke        |       Owner:  johnbillion
     Type:  enhancement        |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal             |   Milestone:  4.0
Component:  Posts, Post Types  |     Version:  3.9
 Severity:  normal             |  Resolution:  fixed
 Keywords:  has-patch          |     Focuses:  template

Comment (by krogsgard):

 I hate to be the debbie downer.

 I've given this patch some serious thought, and I think it's a bad idea.

 In short, it makes the "Preview" not much of a preview. Example:

 I write a lot. Title wrapping absolutely plays a role in my decision
 making for a title. Widows and Orphans are a big deal in typography, and
 the tone of a post can change with a widow. Adding "Draft: " to the title
 prevents the previewer from properly previewing and catching these
 typography issues.

 I *do* actually like the idea of noting post status in the preview mode,
 but I think this is the wrong way, and the bad outweighs the benefit.

 I know the patch was made to match the "Private" post style. I'd argue the
 private post style is the one that needs to change, to whatever format we
 decide to be better for drafts (or why exclude any non-published format
 for that matter?)

 So I propose we re-think this solution, and then apply the new solution to
 private (and maybe other non-publish status) posts as well.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/28006#comment:8>
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