WEBFI-WordPress-How to Avoid Accidental Publishing in WordPress

Accidentally publishing a post is something you definitely want to avoid on your site. Even the most experienced bloggers have accidentally published their post or page. In this video we will show you how to easily avoid accidental publishing in WordPress.

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Summary of this tutorial:

For our first recommended way to prevent accidental publishing would be to install and activate the Publish Confirm Plugin:

This plugin will work once activated without the need to configure settings.

When a post attempts to be published a popup will appear asking if you really want to publish the post.

If you would prefer to customize the message you can find our code you can add to your site in our article:



  • FLOODOFSINS on March 6, 2017

    what's the best plug-in to prevent Google AdSense click bombing?

  • Tastefully Vikkie on March 6, 2017

    Great tip, thank you!

  • MrKhaki on March 6, 2017

    Is there a way to change the default "Publish immediately " setting to something else and avoid the necessity for a plugin?

  • Ehsan Elahi on September 12, 2017

    What is the way to Quick Edit Content and Colors?

  • supertofana on October 2, 2017

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Kristen Stormes on October 2, 2017

    I've accidentally posted more than once. Thank you for this!

  • Canexicans on October 2, 2017

    Thanks, I constantly make that mistake. I'll try the plugin.

  • Francesco Amoroso on October 6, 2017

    Something which happened more than once to me. Thanks!

  • axmed ibrahim on June 4, 2019

    thank you for that help please How can i contact you?
    thank you in advance

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