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Introduction to Plone, part 2


In the previous article we looked at how to edit a news item.  This time we'll look at how the article can be submitted and finally published.  The publishing process in Plone usually goes like this

but content might also be rejected and further editing is required before it can be submitted again.  To go through this process we first have to submit the article, which is done by clicking on the state field and selecting submit.


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You will then see that the article is pending for review, and a person with the portal review role will get the article up in his or her review list, as we'll see below.

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Click on log out as shown below,

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and you'll get the following view where you can log in as administrator, with the administrate password.

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When you're logged in as a user with the review role you'll have objects submitted for publishing in the review list, since users have submitted items before us, and they haven't been published yet we have to look at the bottom (or possibly the full review list) to get to our item.  Click on the link for your article.

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Here you'll see some different options for the object state; where the object can be published or rejected.  This article is looking good, so we'll accept it and click on publish.

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The state is now changed as we can see in the state field, and it's also available in the recent changes portlet shown in the bottom left.

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The news item is also visible on the portal's news section, if you click on the "news" tab in the navigation bar you'll get the following view:

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and it's also visible in the news portlet as the most recent item published.

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That's all there is to publishing an object using Plone.  How's that for easy?  :)

Introduction to Plone part 1 (registering and creating news)
Introduction to Plone part 2 (submitting and publishing news)