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Organize Your Drafts with Post Statuses

Easily distinguish between new drafts and almost-finished drafts.

What exactly is a Draft?

Is it an empty post with a title? Or a finished post that hasn't been scheduled yet?

You can't tell the difference between these two posts in the Posts menu because there aren't statuses that describe the state of drafts.

WordPress only has statuses that describe the visibility a post, like whether it's published or not.

That's why Strive adds four new statuses designed to describe the state of your drafts.

These new statuses are:

  • Not started
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Complete

While simple, these statuses are enough to effectively organize your drafts no matter what you write about.

Change the status from the editor

Easily update the status as you complete your posts.

View statuses in the calendar

Posts are color-coded in the calendar based on their status.

Posts in the calendar with different statuses
Works with the Classic Editor

Post statuses can be changed easily with the Classic Editor too.

Post status setting in Classic Editor
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Frequently Asked Questions

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    What are the new post statuses?

    The statuses added by Strive are Not Started, Writing, Editing, and Complete.

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    Can I add more statuses?

    Not at this time. If you need more steps for your workflow, you can most likely manage them via the Post Checklists instead.

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    Do these statuses replace the normal statuses in WordPress?

    No, the statuses added by Strive operate independently from the built-in statuses in WordPress (draft, scheduled, published, pending, private).

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    Does it work with the Classic Editor?

    Yes, post statuses and all other features in Strive are compatible with both Gutenberg and the Classic Editor.

Need more info?

We have additional videos and articles in the Knowledge Base, and you can reach our founder directly at if you have other questions.

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