I really want this feature to come back.
Being able to turn a page into a post is extremely valuable, when I’m sharing a draft with others for initial feedback and it’s not quite ready to be published.
When I do feel like the page is getting the positive response I sought, it’s great to be able to turn it into a post in one click.
Doing that same process manually is much harder.
Even if this was just available as a Labs option, I’d use it often.
I’m sorry, I’m not quite following, why are you using a page for this? Both posts and pages have preview URLs that can be shared before publishing.
Because I actually want these pages to be live. I may decide to publish them as posts later on
So what is the difference between a post and a page for your use-case which makes one “unpublished” and one “published”?
I’m asking because as I said before the use-case you’ve outlined of showing people before publishing is exactly what previews are for. Here’s a preview URL of a post that’s “live” on my Ghost site but not published…
The difference is that I publish a page to share with selective audiences such as a Facebook or other social media group and then if people seem to like it, I turn the page into a post on my blog which will trigger it to be distributed to my newsletter using Zapier.
There are lots of things I can write that will be helpful to select audiences, not all of which fit the tone of my blog, but based on feedback I change my mind.
Keep in mind that I also want to give users a URL that will stay the same and get indexed for SEO so the people who do care about the topic I’m writing about will find it. When I share a page I may turn into a post, I want the page to be so valuable for them that they’ll bookmark it; not just read it once.
OK, that sounds like a job for tags and dynamic routing which are designed to solve that sort of content separation rather than posts vs pages.