[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #31416: An accesibility issue with the Publish metabox

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Sun Feb 22 22:03:35 UTC 2015

#31416: An accesibility issue with the Publish metabox
 Reporter:  basbva          |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)    |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Administration  |    Version:  4.1.1
 Severity:  normal          |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                  |
 Taking a closer look at the Publish metabox for posts I realise that it
 has what I would call a bug. Take a look at the image attached. It tells
 me a post is published, while it's still asking for confirmation to be
 published. This screen shows up when first a post is set to private -and
 so gets published privately- and next is set to public, without hitting
 the 'Publish' button.

 The post is actually published privately, which should show up as it's
 status, as it normally does. It tells me though it's published (which
 impies it should be published publicly).

 I stumbled upon this, while I was searching for a more intiutive solution
 for inexperienced posters on one of my sites to post privately. I found
 two threads in forums which adress this issue:



 Neither of threads mention (or seem to be aware?) of this shortcoming,
 while both try to solve the same issue I'm having. I question whether this
 problem can be solved, while the Publish metabox has such shortcomings.

 I hope that by fixing this little bug, it might actually be possible to
 create a more accessisble Publish metabox for guests on a site, maybe by a
 hack or plugin, but preferably within the WP core files.


Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31416>
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