Suggestion: Would like to "draft" typelist notes

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Would like to "draft" some typelist notes. .....I sometimes need to halt a typelist note (ad code, for example) for a certain amount of time, but later I need to publish it again (when the ad is running for two weeks, for example). Currently, there is only a delete option. I would like it if I could save or draft the note for later use. Thanks!

loriseaborg

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David Ewart, Champion

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If I understand you correctly, all you have to do is select the typelist you want to "draft" which will open the "Items" tab. Ignore that. Instead click on the "Publish" tab and uncheck the box for the blog(s) where your typelist is published. Then click "Save Changes" at the bottom.

Another option is to go to your blog's "Design" tab, select "Content" from the left-hand menu, and then delete the typelist from your blogs content. Don't forget to "Save Changes." This does NOT delete the typelist from your library - it will still be there when you want to add it back in later.

Kymberlie, Official Rep

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David is exactly right! Either don't publish it to a blog or remove it from your blog(s) and the TypeList will exist but not be displayed anywhere.

Good job, champ! :-D

loriseaborg

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I actually want to "draft" only one of the notes within the typelist, not a full typelist.

Here's an example: Under my Copyright, I have 4 -5 notes of hidden code (the copyright is the only visible item on my blog). The hidden things are like: google adsense, other revenue programs, google analytics, etc.

Sometimes, I want to remove one of those bits of code for a limited amount of time, but I will want to add it later. An example is that this week, I'm testing an ad network. I am trying it for a few days, then will remove it for a few days to test performance.

For now, I copy/paste the code to a fake typelist that isn't published anywhere. But it's an added step, so I wish I could instead draft each individual note instead of just the entire typelist.

Brianna, Official Rep

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Hi there!

If you're using a Notes TypeList, and the code you're wanting to temporarily draft/hide is in a Note, then you can try using an HTML comment to hide the code from properly loading. This won't delete the code from the TypeList, will keep it from running on your blog, and is easy to remove.

To do this, open the TypeList, click on the item inside, then place <!-- (with a space after the last hyphen) before the code you want to hide, and --> (with a space before the first hyphen) after the code. Just save your changes to the item and the TypeList will automatically update.

When it's time to start running or displaying that item again, edit it to remove the <!-- and --> and save your changes again.

Let us know how that works for you, okay? :)

loriseaborg

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That'll do the trick! Thanks, Brianna!

David Ewart, Champion

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Right - I have used this as well. Eventually I found it was easier to to just use the method I described using Notepad.

David Ewart, Champion

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That is more complicated. I have a similar issue and what I do is keep my drafts as separate plain text files on my computer - using MS Notepad. And then copy and paste them to my typelist to change it as I need.

I'm not sure how else this could be done other than maintaining several different versions of your typelist.

A typelist is really a document. And like other documents when it is published / printed all the contents get published. The only way to prevent paragraphs within the document from being published is to cut them out.