Thursday, March 15, 2012

The New Blogger GUI, And The Disappearing Drafts List

Right now, a few blog owners who depend upon using the Draft status on posts, and who move posts in and out of Draft status regularly, are noting an oddity in the New GUI Posts menu.
I can't find my Draft posts - there's no menu selection!
Looking at the menu, one sees only "All".
So how do I identify and update my Draft posts?
Fortunately, this is not hard to remedy. Just pick any one post, currently displayed as "Published".
  • Select that one post, and hit "Revert to draft".
  • Immediately, select that one post again, and hit "Publish".
And there is that one post, with the others, again published - and the menu now will now have selections for "Draft" and "Published".

This is, unfortunately, a temporary fix - the next time you reload your dashboard, you'll see only "All" again. But, it's easy enough to repeat.

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3 comments:

Anthony Mango said...

This is only a temporary fix, at least for me. On both of my accounts, I was able to get draft/scheduled back by doing this, but then by the next day, it was back to just having the "all" option and nothing more.

Chuck Croll said...

Thanks, Anthony,

Yes, it's only a temporary fix. Until Blogger corrects the problem, we'll just have to do it each time.

Traxy said...

I just changed the URL in the end, after the # and pressed enter:

#allposts
#draftposts
#scheduledposts
#publishedposts

It makes the links show up again too. :)