We have orders that have to be approved by another party after ordering and receiving the payment.

So I want to set it onHold after payment and unHold it via an API call I have to implement as well.

This question is about the first part:

I tried to hook an $order->hold() into the event sales_order_place_after, but the order still switches to PROCESSING.

Also I saw that in the admin interface I cannot set an PROCESSING order to hold is not working:

I am getting

No order(s) were put on hold.


Debugging: Setting to Processing is happening here:


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