Recently, I was commenting to my wife that I find myself often going to my Draft posts for notes I’ve taken on completing some task. I complained that these posts were not ready to be published as they had not met my high standard of quality (i.e. I hadn’t removed the most obvious typos and added a featured image), but it would still be nice to share them (and make them available to myself without logging in).
As usual, my wife had a great suggestion. Create a “Draft” category here on my blog with a disclaimer that these posts are under-construction.
See my draft posts here.
Any posts on this blog in the category “Draft” have not been subjected to the scrutiny applied to other posts (and probably don’t have a featured image). Please feel free to comment and leave corrections, I always appreciate help.
There were two behaviors I wanted for this to work:
- Any posts in the “Draft” category should be excluded from the blog page (which in my case is also my front page).
- Any posts in the “Draft” category should include a disclaimer that they are a Draft.
The code for this was added to my custom WordPress plugin to modify salferrarello.com.