Ability to “save draft”
Has anyone considered working on a “save draft” feature for bbPress?
I haven’t seen this with any other forum software, but it would be quite handy with a forum like mine, where many posts take people hours to write. You also often end up writing those posts over a number of days, meaning that you have to save the draft somewhere else.
Saving the draft could happen either manually by pressing a “Save draft” button, and/or automatically like Gmail for instance does it. There should also be a way to delete old drafts. (In a perfect world, the system would automatically delete drafts older than X number of days.)
The draft feature could perhaps also be used to preview one’s message.
How difficult do you think it would be to implement a feature like this? I am not very familiar with writing plugins, so I’m not entirely sure if I can imagine the scope of a feature like this.
I originally thought that one could make use of the post_status field in the bb_posts table, but it seems that the field in question is of the tinyint(1) type, therefore only allowing for two settings: 0 (published) or 1 (deleted).
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