By default, the Status, Visibility, and Date fields in the Publish metabox are closed, and you have to click Edit to show them.
Is there a way to make these fields visible by default?
The hidden elements all have a class of
This jQuery code seems to work, when added via the
That will unhide the Status dropdown and the Date picker.
Building upon @supertrue 's answer, here is a full implementation.
1./ Create a .js file (for ex:
2./ Add this to your Theme's functions.php file: