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I have this simple piece of code that is not working:

    if ( 'publish' != $post->post_status ) {
    return;
}

When I use this in my code, it blocks posts that should have a status of 'publish'.

If I replace this with:

    if ( 'publish' != get_post_status( $post_id) ) {
    return;
}

It works, however this is working on the post status from the last save, not the current edit activity.

I've tried all sorts of combinations alternatives, but I still can't get it work. Any ideas what I may be doing wrong?

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    Where do you put this code? Are you sure that $post variable is set? – Krzysiek Dróżdż Jan 30 '18 at 10:57
  • Ah I fixed this almost as soon as I posted the question. The problem was with my $post variable, I was not creating it properly. Thanks for your interest. – Venutius Jan 30 '18 at 11:01
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Do you have global $post; above the if ('publish... statement?

Reference https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/$post

  • Yep this was missing, unfortunately – Venutius Jan 30 '18 at 11:26
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The problem in my code was down to the $post variable, I'd not declared it properly, I added $post=get_post($post_id); to my code and all worked as expected.

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