[wp-hackers] Incorrect documentation for register_post_status

Pascal Birchler pascal.birchler at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 07:26:31 UTC 2014

How does your code look like? It seems like setting the `public` argument
to true should be enough. See the lines above:

2014-07-04 15:38 GMT+02:00 Nikola Nikolov <nikolov.tmw at gmail.com>:

> I had to add a new custom post status and so I looked-up the documentation
> for the register_post_status()
> <http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/register_post_status>
> function and adjusted the sample code from there.
> I found a way to add the post status to the status drop-down on the
> add/edit posts screens and changed the status of one of the posts.
> It all worked as expected - the post status was now updated for that post.
> Then I went back to the posts screen for my custom post type and I saw the
> post status link on top, showing me that there's 1 post with that post
> status. That's also correct.
> However the post disappeared from the list of posts, even though I've set
> "show_in_admin_all_list" to true in the arguments for the post status.
> So I looked around and found out that in /wp-includes/query.php on line
> #2819
> <
> https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress/blob/3.9-branch/wp-includes/query.php#L2819
> >
> ,
> WordPress is getting registered post statuses with show_in_admin_all_list =
> true AND protected = true
> The *protected* argument is not documented anywhere, but after I set that
> to true in my arguments list, the post appeared again.
> I would go in and document that myself, but I really have no clue what
> *protected* is used for and I don't want to advise people to add it in just
> because it works.
> If anyone has more insight, I'd be happy to hear it.
> Nikola
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