Block Editor – ‘pending review’ option not visible

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    As per the title, when editing in block editor, the pending review option isn’t visible, whereas it is there using classic editor.
    I write for a tech blog and it’s available for other users of that site and we have checked the settings, but there doesn’t seem to be an obvious tick box or option to enable or disable ‘pending review’.
    Many thanks


    Good Morning –

    Please share the site URL that you’re writing for so we can take a closer look. What’s the title of the post in question? Thanks.



    Thanks for your reply Liz
    The site is
    But it’s not one particular post, it’s any new post I start. As you can see from the attached, pending review isn’t an option.
    I’ve tried this on several machines and browsers.
    Post Block Editor


    Thanks for the details, I’m afraid that, the site you mentioned is not hosted with It is a site using the open-source WordPress software (from but hosted elsewhere.

    Because and are two entirely separate entities, we cannot access files or data for sites that are hosted elsewhere, so staff can only assist with sites that are hosted on our servers. You can read more about the differences between software and here:

    You can look for help at the community forums here: is also a great resource for sites using the open-source software.



    Sorry, I hadn’t noticed that I was on WP dot com, so I’ll post at .org.
    Many thanks for your help.


    No worries. I’ll mark this thread resolved. Good luck!

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