Content lifecycle governs whether an item is visible in the frontend, and whether it is being edited. There are four lifecycle states of an item – master, temp, live and deleted. When persisting items in the database, Sitefinity CMS creates one row for each state. You can think of lifecycle states as separate versions of an item.
For more information, see For developers: Content lifecycle.
You use workflows to manage the quality of the published content items and pages. You do this by creating first, second, and third level of approval for content items and pages. This way a content item can go through several different workflow statuses.
You can create a workflow for managing the lifecycle of content items and pages. You do that by creating first and second level of approval for content items and pages, or by uploading your custom workflow.
Type of workflow
No approval workflow
Standard lifecycle management
By default, you use the no approval workflow.
You can create one, two, or three level of approval for managing the lifecycle of content items and pages.
To define and manage workflows, in the main menu, click Administration » Workflow.
The Workflow page appears, displaying a list of all created workflow definitions together with actions you can perform on them.
Use this page to create, edit, and manage workflow definitions.
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