[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #17255: More statuses (like draft and/or private) for media files

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Wed Sep 4 19:17:37 UTC 2019

#17255: More statuses (like draft and/or private) for media files
 Reporter:  jane          |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Media         |     Version:  3.1
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch   |     Focuses:

Comment (by Birmingham):

 I'm currently working on a site that changes a lot. It's an estate agency
 site, with content originating from an Expert Agent XML feed. Sometimes
 content needs auto-publishing to match what appears in the feed, or auto-
 unpublishing to match what disappears from the feed, but rather than
 deleting the media and re-downloading it and re-importing it etc if needed
 again, which is a heavy process and messes with the URLs, I'd rather just
 turn media into drafts when they've been used before but shouldn't be live
 right now. Obviously if an image disappears from the feed, and I want it
 no longer live on my site, there could be something wrong with it, like
 being out of date or misleading, so I don't want in accessible via public
 site search or Google or direct link via email or bookmark etc. Still, the
 process of re-downloading and re-importing is heavy - just changing the
 status to draft would be so much easier and due to this situation I'm
 almost certain this feature will exist in future, when WordPress is more
 developed, else there will be a rival great CMS that does it.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/17255#comment:28>
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