How to Save Changes in WordPress (Without Publishing)

While creating a post or page on WordPress, it’s important to make sure the content is error-free and properly curated before clicking the publish button. It often takes several days to weeks to create an entire post/page and cross-check its information.

And here comes the importance of saving content regularly. By saving the changes and information regularly, you can work on WordPress posts and pages at a desired pace. It also allows you to work on multiple content at a time.

This article will explain all the possible methods of how to save changes in WordPress without publishing the content. Let’s get started!

Method 01: Save Changes in WordPress Using the Save Draft Option

  • Log in to the WordPress dashboard.
  • Create a new post/page.
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  • Add and edit the content on the post.
  • When you are done, click the Save draft option from the top-right corner.
  • This will save the content without publishing and store it as a draft post.
Click Save Draft to Save the WordPress post without publishing
  • You can now edit the post as many times as you want to save the changes by clicking the Save draft option.

Note: You can apply the same process in creating and saving pages on WordPress without publishing them. WordPress has an autosave option that automatically saves changes in posts and pages regularly after a certain time. But if you don’t love it, here’s how to disable autosave in WordPress.

Method 02: Switch A Published Content to Draft and Save Changes

Suppose you have a published post/page. You have found some or much of its information inappropriate. You now want to unpublish it and save changes as long as required. You can do it in the following ways.

  • Navigate to WordPress Dashboard > All Posts > Published.
  • You’ll find the list of all your published posts.
  • Hover your cursor on the post you want to unpublish and edit.
  • You’ll see the Edit option. Click it.
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  • You’ll see the post opened.
  • Click the Switch to draft option from the top-right corner.
  • This will unpublish the post.
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  • You can now edit and make changes to the post as many times as you want.
  • Add click the Save draft option before closing the post tab.
  • This will keep saving the changes without publishing the content online.
  • You can click the Publish button anytime when all your editing is done.
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Final Words!

Knowing how to change WordPress content without publishing them online is a must-have knowledge for anyone handling WordPress websites, like bloggers, marketers, eCommerce, portfolio site creators, and else.

You’ll find some other methods as well online used to save WordPress content without publishing them. For example, you can do it using page builders and plugins like Duplicate Post, WP Revision Control, and Editorial Calendar.

But we believe using an additional plugin to save and edit WordPress content will be extravagant. Because WordPress today is so powerful that you can do all these things without using any extra plugins or solutions.

Hopefully, the above two methods are enough to meet your quests. Thanks for reading the post till the end.

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