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Lullabot Module Monday: Publish Button

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    [Publish Button] [Lullabot™ Module Monday with Addison Berry]
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    The Publish Button Module is a very, very simple, straightforward module,
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    but it provides a very nice user interface change
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    for people who are dealing with editorial workflows.
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    All this module does is add a publish/unpublish button to a content type,
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    just like where you have your other buttons for save and preview.
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    The reasoning behind this is that for a lot of people
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    who are just going in and creating content,
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    sorting out the publishing and unpublishing
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    and whether or not when they save is it actually published or not

Lullabot Module Monday: Publish Button


In this Lullabot Module Monday lesson we are introduced to the Publish Button module. It's a simple problem, but a serious one. You've put your content editors in front of Drupal for the first time, and they can understand the node form without any problems. They understand taxonomy terms, grok menus and node references… but they get nervous when it's time to save their work. "Will... will this be published as soon as I click 'save?'" Normally, there's no good way to make the distinction between saving and publishing a piece of content explicit. Site builders can set a content type to be unpublished by default, then give editors the broad "administer nodes" permission, but that's clumsy solution that forces editors to dig for what should be a simple action: publishing or unpublishing a post. That's where the Publish Button module comes in.