Pre-Publish Post Checklist is a WordPress plugin that lets you create a checklist of things to cross-check before publishing any blog post. This way you can either minimize or completely stop the risk of accidental content publishing.
Start by installing and activating Pre-Publish Post Checklist plugin in WordPress
Upon activation visit your admin area dashboard Settings -> Pre-Publish Post Checklist and create a checklist of points to check before publishing any WordPress post.
Simply click ‘Add Checklist Item’ button and create your checklist points one by one.
Scroll down to settings section and set the action for publish attempt:
- Prevent Publishing: Prevent the author from publishing the post.
- Warn User: Warn the author about incomplete checklist items. (They can still publish if they want.)
- Do Nothing: Let the author publish without any warnings.
That’s it with the configuration. Now visit your admin area dashboard Posts -> Add New page and you will be noticing a new metabox showing you a checklist.
Now start writing your post and and start checking those items on that list.
When the items are not checked and the user clicks the ‘Publish’ button
The plugin works as per your settings. It either shows you a warning message or prevents the author from publishing that post until the items are checks.