In my website if order has placed via paypal or anything the status is seted as processing, but i like to set status to be pending. How to set, please let me know.

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To check the list of predefined order statuses, go to

Stores -> Order Status

You’ll see all the existing statutes in the store

Set the 'Default Status' filter to 'Yes' to show only the default statuses.

You can set any of your status to while assigning status to state

Reference: https://www.mageworx.com/wiki/magento-2-order-status/

  • Here are my status list prntscr.com/o6dwhc
    – Priya
    Jun 25, 2019 at 11:17
  • The default status is 'processing' do you want to assign a new status in default? Jun 25, 2019 at 11:18
  • I like to set default status to be "pending"
    – Priya
    Jun 25, 2019 at 11:38
  • It is already set to default. Can you verify by placing cash on delivery order and check what you are getting in status Jun 25, 2019 at 11:40
  • If it is COD the status is pending, but if order is paid option the status set as "processing"
    – Priya
    Jun 25, 2019 at 11:42

For this You need to create new status and assign it to State go to admin panel Stores > Settings > Order Status create YOUR NEW STATUS after that go to "Assign Status to State", here select YOUR NEW STATUS and Set Order State "Pending" now save it .

so now when you will create new order then order status will be pending . after that you can view and changed it YOUR NEW STATUS


Reference 2enter link description here

Create order status like below

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  • Here are my status list prntscr.com/o6dwhc
    – Priya
    Jun 25, 2019 at 11:16
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    I have update code. plz review it
    – Shorabh
    Jun 25, 2019 at 11:38
  • Your answer is also good. +1 for that :) Jun 25, 2019 at 11:51
  • Hi, i created new status and assign it "prntscr.com/o7wlpg" but i didn't view in sales list. "prntscr.com/o7wmqy", Because i need to send email after delivered
    – Priya
    Jun 28, 2019 at 12:51
  • @Priya - have you found the solution? I am looking for a similar solution. By default, I wanted to see the status "Pending". Kindly share the details.
    – Vinayagam
    Jan 12, 2020 at 10:36

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