Brightspot CMS User Guide

Creating a draft

The first state of an asset is Draft. You can create multiple drafts for an asset before publication, compare the changes between two drafts, republish an asset based on a previous draft, and merge a later draft into an earlier one.

To create an initial draft:

  1. In the Quick Start widget, click the content type for which you want to create a draft. The content edit form appears.
  2. In the content edit form, start authoring the asset.
  3. In the editorial toolbar, click save.

After you save an initial draft, the content edit page starts tracking information about the asset’s drafts.

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Referring to the previous illustration—

  • The Revisions widget appears in the content edit page listing the initial and subsequent drafts.
  • The color of the border under the editorial toolbar indicates the asset’s state.
    • Yellow — draft/revision
    • Green — published
    • Red — archived
  • The initial draft remains in the content edit form.
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