is_post_status_viewable( string|stdClass $post_status ): bool

Determines whether a post status is considered “viewable”.


For built-in post statuses such as publish and private, the ‘public’ value will be evaluated.
For all others, the ‘publicly_queryable’ value will be used.


Post status name or object.


bool Whether the post status should be considered viewable.


function is_post_status_viewable( $post_status ) {
	if ( is_scalar( $post_status ) ) {
		$post_status = get_post_status_object( $post_status );

		if ( ! $post_status ) {
			return false;

	if (
		! is_object( $post_status ) ||
		$post_status->internal ||
	) {
		return false;

	$is_viewable = $post_status->publicly_queryable || ( $post_status->_builtin && $post_status->public );

	 * Filters whether a post status is considered "viewable".
	 * The returned filtered value must be a boolean type to ensure
	 * `is_post_status_viewable()` only returns a boolean. This strictness
	 * is by design to maintain backwards-compatibility and guard against
	 * potential type errors in PHP 8.1+. Non-boolean values (even falsey
	 * and truthy values) will result in the function returning false.
	 * @since 5.9.0
	 * @param bool     $is_viewable Whether the post status is "viewable" (strict type).
	 * @param stdClass $post_status Post status object.
	return true === apply_filters( 'is_post_status_viewable', $is_viewable, $post_status );


apply_filters( ‘is_post_status_viewable’, bool $is_viewable, stdClass $post_status )

Filters whether a post status is considered “viewable”.


5.9.0Added is_post_status_viewable hook to filter the result.

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