Rah's Status Dropdown

Rah_status_dropdown is a visual admin-side extension for Textpattern CMS. The plugin changes Write panel’s status radio buttons to a select field. Changing the list of statuses to a dropdown will save some space, and hides the extra article statuses that might have no real use to a content author.


Version 0.6.2 Oct 31, 2012
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Rah_status_dropdown’s minimum requirements:

  • Textpattern v4.5.0 or newer.


Rah_status_dropdown’s installation follows the standard plugin installation steps.

  1. Download the plugin installation code.
  2. Copy and paste the installation code into the Install plugin box of your Textpattern Plugin pane.
  3. Run the automated setup.
  4. After the setup is done, activate the plugin. Done.

The plugin is now in use and the article status show up as a select field.


Version 0.6.2 – 2012/10/31

  • Reverts 0.6.1.

Version 0.6.1 – 2012/10/31

  • Casts statuses as strings.

Version 0.6 – 2012/08/27

  • Changed plugin type to 4, which allows the plugin to load correctly on Textpattern v4.5.0.
  • Now requires Textpattern 4.5.0 or newer.
  • Is now fully compatible with Textpattern v4.5.0 release version.

Version 0.5 – 2012/07/30

  • Added: The select field is now wrapped in a paragraph.
  • Changed: Client-side dependency. Uses the pluggable_ui and server-side PHP instead of JavaScript.
  • Is now compatible with Textpattern v4.5.0 (r3650 and newer).

Version 0.4 – 2011/08/06

  • Now the plugin doesn’t use PHP tie-in, and the all the action is powered by JavaScript.

Version 0.3 – 2011/06/29

  • Fixed: Don’t spit out JavaScript when the browser’s JavaScript support is disabled.

Version 0.2 – 2010/08/08

  • Moved the JavaScript to <head>.
  • Now gets the active status with plain JavaScript, not with PHP from the saved article.
  • Because of the above change, the code is now shorter and less intensive.
  • Now requires Textpattern version 4.0.7 or newer.

Version 0.1 – 2008/08/31

  • Initial release.