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Workflows Chapter

Basics of Workflow


A workflow defines states (which are bundles of permissions for each role) for a content type, and transitions between states (guarded in terms of which roles a user must have to execute those transitions)

Workflows are security

A quick overview of major permissions in Plone, Add (for many and several content types), Edit, Delete, Cut/Copy

Why not to just check boxes on the security tab in the ZMI

The concepts of States and Transitions

Guard roles


Changing and Remapping Workflows

A grand tour of the workflows that ship with Plone

Advanced: Editing Workflows

Change a guard role

Add an additional review state

Make drafts private by default

Give a new group permission to publish content

Example: Collaborative Workspaces