How do I set a page to draft status in WordPress?

To set a page as a draft:

  1. Go to the Publish box in the upper right-hand side of the page--where you would normally click Publish (see image below).
  2. Next to the Status section click [Edit]
  3. Select Draft from this list 
  4. Click Update

Your page is now in draft mode and your latest changes are not live.