Varbase comes with a set of content moderation and editorial workflows out of the box. These features are all provided from the Varbase Workflow module, shipped with Varbase as of version 8.8.6.
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Varbase Workflow brings in the following core and contributed modules to your site:
(in Drupal core)
Provides an interface to create workflows with transitions between different states (for example publication or user status) provided by other modules.
Content Moderation module
(in Drupal core)
Provides moderation states for content.
Moderation Sidebar module
Provides a frontend sidebar for Content Moderation.
Publish and unpublish content automatically on specified dates and times.
Content Moderation Notifications module
Allows emails to be sent on state transitions.
Scheduler sub-module providing content moderation functionality for publishing/unpublishing.
Admin Audit Trail Workflows module
Logs workflows events performed by the user.
Content Planner module and its submodules
Plan your content using a Dashboard, the Content Calendar and Content Kanban.
Content Planner is not enabled by default in Varbase.
Out of the box, Varbase Workflow offers two workflows for content moderation:
Simple workflow: Draft, Published, and Archived / Unpublished Useful for any website, and offers the ability make a draft of a live version of content without unpublishing the whole content.
Editorial workflow: Draft, In review, Published, and Archived / Unpublished Useful for website with editorial or moderation staff. You can create as many additional states as you like and define transitions between them to suit your organization's needs.
To view or manage these workflows, navigate to: Administration \ Configuration \ Workflow \ Workflows
By default, Varbase let's you choose the Content Moderation Workflow when creating a new content type from the UI.
You'll see that option under the "Publishing options" when creating a new Content Type.
You can also assign an existing Content Type to a Workflow if it wasn't assigned one yet. To do so"
Navigate to: Administration \ Configuration \ Workflow \ Workflows
Click "Edit" under Operations for the desired Workflow
Scroll down to "This workflow applies to" section
Click "Select" next to "Content types"
Choose your desired Content Type from the list and click on "Save". Note that Content Types assigned to another Workflow will not appear on this list.
To add a new Workflow or edit an existing one, navigate to: Administration \ Configuration \ Workflow \ Workflows then click on "+Add workflow" for a new Workflow, or "Edit" under Operations for the desired Workflow.
Moderation Sidebar provides an off-canvas menu to moderate the current content. To use the sidebar, visit any content with an enabled Workflow. You'll see the "Tasks" button in the Administration Toolbar. This will open an off-canvas menu that contains contextual actions related to the assigned Workflow.
Varbase Workflow adds a simple administration view to show the available drafts and their moderation state. This view is available for all roles who can edit content.
To see the available drafts, navigate to: Administration \ Content \ Moderated content