The State of a piece of content in dotCMS describes the level of visibility and accessibility of a piece of Content.
Possible Content States
The different states possible for a piece of content in dotCMS are:
|Content is viewable “live” on an HTML page.|
Note: Permissions can also determine who can view content on an HTML page, either from the front-end or back-end of a dotCMS site. For more information, please see the Content Permissions documentation.
|Content that has been saved as an unfinished “working” copy but not yet published.|
Note: Unpublished content is not be viewable on the front end site.
|Archived||Content that is no longer viewable in normal searches on the dotCMS backend.|
|Deleted||Content that has been deleted.|
On dotCMS backend screens, content Status is displayed via two side-by-side colored indicators. Together, the display of the colored indicators represent both the Live and Working status for a piece of content:
|Yellow||Green||The most recent edits to the content have not yet been published.|
There is an unpublished Working version of the content which is different from the Live (published) version of the content.
|Gray (Unlit)||Green||The content has not been edited since it was last published.|
The Live version of the content is the same as the Working version of the content.
|Yellow||Gray (Unlit)||There is a saved Working version of the content, but the content is not published on the front-end site.|
No version of the content (even an older version) is currently published.
|Gray (Unlit)||Gray (Unlit)||(History Tab Only). The version is neither the Live nor Working version (and may be deleted).|
|Gray (Unlit)||Red||Content is Archived.|
The content is not published, and is not visible in normal backend searches.
Note: Content which has been Deleted is no longer visible or accessible from dotCMS (either the front-end or back-end). It no longer exists in the dotCMS content store, and will not appear in any content searches or displays.
Working and Live Status Indicators:
Archived Status Indicators: