So, you’ve made a sale on your Magento store and you’re seeing it in the backend BUT when you go to set the order status, there’s only one (maybe two) choices? If you’re like one of our clients recently, they wanted the option to have custom order status flags.
Can it be done? ‘YES’
If you’re in your Magento admin panel, choose
System -> Order Statuses
Once you’re here, it seems quite straight forward but there are a few hurdles and confusing parts.
Next up, you should now see your new status in the list. Only thing is it hasn’t been assigned to a state. Click ‘Assign Status to State‘. Choose the status the ‘Status’ you just created and then at which state this label should be an option. Save that.
There you have it! If you now go to Sales -> Orders, select your order and you should be able to choose your new status if the order is in the state you assigned.