How to View All Posts That Are Saved as Drafts in WordPress

A WordPress content management system provides a simple interface for navigating the content of your site. if your site incorporates posts, then you are likely familiar with the Posts menu where you can see all of the posts that you have already published, as well as the ones that haven’t been made live on your site yet.

But as the number of posts increases it can be difficult to locate the ones that are still drafts, and require a little bit more work before they can be published. Fortunately you can filter your posts, and one of those options let you filter yoru view so that only the drafts are visible. Our guide below will show you how to see all of the draft posts that exist on your site.

How to See Your WordPress Draft Posts

The steps in this article are going to show you how to filter the posts on your site so that you are only seeing the ones that are currently marked as drafts. This will exclude any posts that have already been published.

Step 1: Sign into the administrator section of your WordPress site. You can find the admin section by going to yourwebsite/wp-admin, but replacing the “yourwebsite” part of the URL with your site’s domain name.

Step 2: Hover over the Posts option in the left column, then select the All Posts option.

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Step 3: Click the Drafts link at the top of the window.

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