Allow for saving draft versions of blog post
I don't see a way to save a draft version of a blog post that I might be working on. As a result one need to make the post live even though you might need to make several revisions over a period of time to get it just right and truly ready for posting.
Thanks for sharing, we’ll be collecting comments for now
One thing we're noticing is that with a lack of drafts for blog posts, we have to write drafts in Google Docs or elsewhere. Pasting that in brings over formatting like link colors, ignoring the colors we have set for site customization. Yes, we can correct it prior to posting, but it creates rework for the people who may have already formatted a bulleted list, bolded or italicized text, and the like.
Another critical reason to save drafts is to allow other admins to proofread them.
Just had 1 hour of work deleted because no auto-saving of posts drafts. I haven't had this kind horrible experience for at least 10 years. In 2019, this kind of functionality has been standard for a long time.
Blog posts are an important way to share info with both members & to reach out & grow your membership. I think making them work better would be a vital part of any membership software.
Amanda McNally commented
Please consider this, Wild Apricot. It is an extremely basic function provided by all other blog platforms and this request is 2.5 years old. I know blogging is not the main purpose of your software, but website content is critical for engagement of members of an organization.
I concur. This ability to save draft blog posts and also to choose a future post date is much needed.
Ed T commented
I think the closer we make WA handle blog posts to how Wordpress does things the better. That means among other standard blog features a draft posts option, the ability to have posts post at a future time, the ability to assign a url name and a "slug" name instead of a number.
Walt Bilofsky commented
If we could specify a beginning and ending date for a blog post, the post could be saved as a draft by entering a (far) future beginning date.
Specifying dates is one of the enhancements I suggested in this thread: http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/9019906-blog-enhancements