register_post_status( string $post_status, array|string $args = array() )

Register a post status. Do not use before init.


Description Description

A simple function for creating or modifying a post status based on the parameters given. The function will accept an array (second optional parameter), along with a string for the post status name.

Arguments prefixed with an _underscore shouldn’t be used by plugins and themes.


Parameters Parameters

$post_status

(string) (Required) Name of the post status.

$args

(array|string) (Optional) Array or string of post status arguments.

  • 'label'
    (bool|string) A descriptive name for the post status marked for translation. Defaults to value of $post_status.
  • 'label_count'
    (bool|array) Descriptive text to use for nooped plurals. Default array of $label, twice
  • 'exclude_from_search'
    (bool) Whether to exclude posts with this post status from search results. Default is value of $internal.
  • '_builtin'
    (bool) Whether the status is built-in. Core-use only. Default false.
  • 'public'
    (bool) Whether posts of this status should be shown in the front end of the site. Default false.
  • 'internal'
    (bool) Whether the status is for internal use only. Default false.
  • 'protected'
    (bool) Whether posts with this status should be protected. Default false.
  • 'private'
    (bool) Whether posts with this status should be private. Default false.
  • 'publicly_queryable'
    (bool) Whether posts with this status should be publicly- queryable. Default is value of $public.
  • 'show_in_admin_all_list'
    (bool) Whether to include posts in the edit listing for their post type. Default is value of $internal.
  • 'show_in_admin_status_list'
    (bool) Show in the list of statuses with post counts at the top of the edit listings, e.g. All (12) | Published (9) | My Custom Status (2) Default is value of $internal.

Default value: array()


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Return Return

(object)


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/post.php

function register_post_status( $post_status, $args = array() ) {
	global $wp_post_statuses;

	if (!is_array($wp_post_statuses))
		$wp_post_statuses = array();

	// Args prefixed with an underscore are reserved for internal use.
	$defaults = array(
		'label' => false,
		'label_count' => false,
		'exclude_from_search' => null,
		'_builtin' => false,
		'public' => null,
		'internal' => null,
		'protected' => null,
		'private' => null,
		'publicly_queryable' => null,
		'show_in_admin_status_list' => null,
		'show_in_admin_all_list' => null,
	);
	$args = wp_parse_args($args, $defaults);
	$args = (object) $args;

	$post_status = sanitize_key($post_status);
	$args->name = $post_status;

	// Set various defaults.
	if ( null === $args->public && null === $args->internal && null === $args->protected && null === $args->private )
		$args->internal = true;

	if ( null === $args->public  )
		$args->public = false;

	if ( null === $args->private  )
		$args->private = false;

	if ( null === $args->protected  )
		$args->protected = false;

	if ( null === $args->internal  )
		$args->internal = false;

	if ( null === $args->publicly_queryable )
		$args->publicly_queryable = $args->public;

	if ( null === $args->exclude_from_search )
		$args->exclude_from_search = $args->internal;

	if ( null === $args->show_in_admin_all_list )
		$args->show_in_admin_all_list = !$args->internal;

	if ( null === $args->show_in_admin_status_list )
		$args->show_in_admin_status_list = !$args->internal;

	if ( false === $args->label )
		$args->label = $post_status;

	if ( false === $args->label_count )
		$args->label_count = _n_noop( $args->label, $args->label );

	$wp_post_statuses[$post_status] = $args;

	return $args;
}

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Version Description
3.0.0 Introduced.


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    Example
    An example of registering a post status called “Unread”:

    /**
     * Add 'Unread' post status.
     */
    function wpdocs_custom_post_status(){
    	register_post_status( 'unread', array(
    		'label'                     => _x( 'Unread', 'post' ),
    		'public'                    => true,
    		'exclude_from_search'       => false,
    		'show_in_admin_all_list'    => true,
    		'show_in_admin_status_list' => true,
    		'label_count'               => _n_noop( 'Unread <span class="count">(%s)</span>', 'Unread <span class="count">(%s)</span>' ),
    	) );
    }
    add_action( 'init', 'wpdocs_custom_post_status' );
    

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