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Versioning / Save as Draft / Publish by date time

1 year 7 months ago #1

  • Maic Fankhauser's Avatar
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Hope you're all doing great!

My title already reveals everything, but I still want to say a few words about it.

Save as draft:
Sometimes I would be really happy, I could save a stand as a draft and continue working later. Right now everything is live when you click Save. I know I could make a copy, edit it and re-link it later, but the user experience comes first. ;-)

If you could save the pages as a draft, a kind of versioning would automatically exist - at least of 2 versions (current / draft). You might also be able to list older versions (number of versions can be defined by yourself, depending on hosting size or needs). Why? I could activate an older version at any time without having to install the whole Joomla site.

Publish Draft by date time:
Depending on the size of the website and the type of content, it can be an advantage if I don't have to get up every time in the middle of the night to make changes. I know this feature already exists, but not for drafts, cause they don't exist ;-)

I know that Gridbox is not a real CMS, but what is not, could still be. Anyway, these functionalities would help me a lot - above all the ability to save as a draft.

I'd like to know what the rest of the community thinks about it.

Keep up you're great, awsome, incredible work! :)

1 year 7 months ago #2

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Hi, Maic!

Thank you for your suggestions!
I want to note, that feature "Publish by Date and time" is already available:


9 months 3 weeks ago #3

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Yes ! +1 !

I especially appreciate the idea of versioning ! This is quite important to me, as I want my clients to be able to edit their website. Up to now, if they make a big mistake (and realize after saving), it's too late.
Well... they have to reinstall a backup which is super-heavy !

So it would be extremely confortable to have at least 2-3 versions of each page, so that a mistake has less consequences...

7 months 1 week ago #4

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+1! A client made a mistake so all the content was gone right now, that's very frustrating.....

5 months 2 days ago #5

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Your experience with my suggestions gave me the idea that a kind of staging process would be exciting.

This means that if you save something, it will be set to status staging. From this point on, you could call a modal with tabs in the Staging menu.

In each tab you can see the pages / elements that have been changed/added and you can select and publish them individually.

You might even be able to set a date if it doesn't already have a publishing date.

Here's a quick draft.

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