Support draft posts
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Support blog post drafts, as commonly implemented in other blogging platforms.


Drafts will offer certain new features over the current Anonymous / "Draft" feature we have today:

  • Full post preview before publishing to a blog (feature request), including:
    • The blog's design
    • MathJax (discuss)
    • Media embeds
  • Posts federate and send out via email upon final publish
  • Set post slug before publishing (feature request, discuss)
  • Schedule posts / set publish date before publishing (T867, feature request)
  • Work on multiple drafts without complicated publishing workflows (feature request)


  • Create a new endpoint at POST /api/collections/{alias}/drafts
  • Store posts as content_type = draft
  • Drafts can be edited at POST /api/collections/{alias}/drafts/{post-id}
  • Drafts can be published at POST /api/collections/{alias}/drafts/{post-id}/publish
    • Alternatively: add new property on existing-post endpoint to publish drafts and change published posts back to drafts
  • Drafts should only be viewable by logged-in owner and team (T858: Shared drafts)


Change Posts page to have tabs for Anonymous posts (current) and Drafts. Part of T810: Blog post management section. Allow easy mass management as mentioned in that task.

Event Timeline

matt triaged this task as Medium-High priority.Feb 29 2024, 9:00 PM
matt created this task.
matt added a parent task: T858: Shared drafts.
matt moved this task from Future to Early 2024 on the Roadmap board.
matt moved this task from Restricted Project Column to Restricted Project Column on the Restricted Project board.Feb 29 2024, 9:08 PM

Other platforms that we want to support importing posts from have the concept of Drafts. We should keep that when people bring their posts over.