It can get pretty crazy when you have multiple people working on various posts on the site. You have draft posts, pending posts, private posts, future posts, and published posts. It can be a total mess. Well if you are like me who wants everything sorted, then you are in for a treat. Recently, we discovered a free WordPress plugin that lets you change the background colors of the post/page within the admin based on the current status : Draft, Pending, Published, Future, Private.
First thing you need to do is install and activate Color Admin Posts.
Once you activate it, in the plugin settings you can select which color you want to assign for each post status.
Once you have selected the colors, then your posts section will look like this:
Oh when you do this, don’t forget to let your authors know about it. Otherwise, they will freak out. (Speaking from experience)