Managing articles

Article status

Main article statuses

The main article statuses are:

  • Draft
  • For Approval
  • Published
  • Archived
  • Deleted

All sites use Draft, Published and Deleted. Archived and For Approval are optional.

What an article status controls

The status controls:

  • if the article dispays on the site or not
  • who the article is visible to

A change in status may send email notifications.

Status matrix

Article status Articles are visible in lists on section pages and in search results Users (subscribers) can be sent an email when this status is reached Admins and/or authors can be sent a notification when this status is reached Articles can have a note or stamp added to indicate status
Draft            
For Approval            
Published            
Archived    *         **
Deleted            

* Can be customised in global settings according to your site requirements

** A watermark image shows on archived articles to alert users that the article is for reference only