This week, Mark and I introduced a small change to the way new blog articles are created at Shopify. In the past, new articles were always "published" by default. You could mark them "hidden" afterwards, but in many cases, the cat was already out of the bag.
That isn't the way most people want to work with their blog. For many authors, it's common practice to have one or more articles in "draft" mode, where you can continue to make revisions, or collaborate with another author on the content. So, we made it possible to create new articles in "draft" mode, where they will remain hidden, invisible to all, until you decide to publish them.