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Is it possible to allow some users to write content & an editor can edit & publish / approve it?

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You can give a user or a user group the following permissions (on each section separately):

  • Edit entries
    • Create entries
    • Publish live changes
    • Delete entries
    • Edit other authors’ entries
    • Edit other authors’ drafts

If a user only can "create entries", but not "publish live changes", then he is not able to publish an entry (but he can create the entry).

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  • ok, thanks. What does "Publish Live Changes" mean then? – Will Sep 14 '14 at 19:15
  • Sorry, I was wrong. My answer has been updated after a test on version 2.2. – MISC Sep 14 '14 at 19:53
  • ok, i see. I've got the ontherocks.dev running & tested this. Makes sense once you know what's happening. would be great if it notified editors of things to approve etc but is probably good enough for most situations – Will Sep 16 '14 at 22:20
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As MISC has mentioned, Craft has a great permissions system built-in, which allows you to assign users the ability to either publish content live, or instead only create it and have others publish it.

Here's a screenshot of a typical permissions screen:

Craft CMS Permissions Screen

To take this to the next level, Josh Crawford has developed a great free plugin called Workflow which enhances this with:

  • User interface improvements, including a button to "Submit for Review"
  • Email notifications to notify publishers that an entry is ready for review
  • Entries become locked while they are awaiting review
  • Extra events for hooking into the submission/publishing process with additional custom functionality

Some screenshots:

Craft Workflow Plugin

See https://github.com/engram-design/Workflow

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