The subject more or less covers it — is there any way to set the default status for Entries, either on a Section by Section basis, or globally?

I have a client that doesn't want to accidentally set something live when they save something without deliberately setting it to published.

At the moment it looks like I have two options:

  • Create an un-Crafty "Publish" checkbox field that I check for in my templates.
  • Use User Groups to keep some users from publishing — this is a little overkill for them, though. They don't want to keep these people from publishing, just try to limit people publishing content without meaning to.
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    As far as I know, you just coined un-Crafty here. And I like it. – Matt Stein Jul 17 '14 at 14:45
  • This is a great question. It might be a functionality request. Similarly, I recently had a desire to make a post expiration date a required field. Would be nice to be able to control some of these items per section/entry type. – Ian Jul 17 '14 at 16:51
  • Feature requested : feedback.buildwithcraft.com/forums/285221-feature-requests/… – migswd Aug 14 '15 at 20:13

Your two options are the only ones thus far. If you would like this feature you can leave a post on the G+ group, or email them at: support@buildwithcraft.com

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As of Craft 2.6.2771, sections now have a “Default Entry Status” section.

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