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Using this Revisions page, it is now possible to review content's history quite easily. For example, you can decide which revision should be the active one (displayed to the public) by clicking on revert, or you can delete revisions altogether. Notice that the log message that was added to the content type is also displayed at the bottom of each revision. This is a very powerful feature that is quite important for maintaining good version control in content that is often modified.

Next, Comment settings, allows you to determine whether other users will be able to add comments to the content or not, as shown here:

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The first option, Disabled, is useful if you are posting content for which comments are not appropriate—perhaps, like me, you are averse to criticism about your poetry, or something similar. The second allows only those with administration rights to post comments to this content, although other users can view the comments. The final option allows all users with sufficient permissions to pass comment on your wonderful poetry (or whatever).

File attachments are by now easy to work with and we have already seen them in action, so we'll discuss this option no further.

Authoring information has only two options. The first names the author of the content and the second gives the date on which the content was first created—these are automatically given the correct options but there are times when it is necessary to change them. Naturally, modifying the content will not change the Authored on date.

The Publishing options can be tricky to get right, depending on how things are set up. This is what they look like at the moment:

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In the following section on Administering Content, it is possible to decide whether content of certain types coming from certain users needs to be moderated before it can be allowed onto the site for general consumption. If this is the case, you or a designated user will have the ability to go through a moderation queue in order to confirm that any and all the content meets the site's requirements.

In the previous screenshot, the content being added is being published directly without the need for moderation, although you could uncheck this if, for example, you wanted to leave it on the site without it being available to the general public.

Enabling the second option, Promoted to front page, will cause the content being created to appear on the front page of the website when it is first published (unless you have set a specific node to be displayed here already).

It is unlikely that by default you would want, for example, new book pages to appear on the front page ahead of say blogs from industry experts; so enable this option only for the content types that should capture some of the limelight.

The final option, Sticky at top of lists, causes the node to remain at the top of its list regardless of how many other postings there are. This is extremely useful for posting important messages to forums. For example, if there is some confusion about how to do something on a given forum, write a note explaining the procedure, and select this option to pin it to the top of that forum. In this way, you ensure that it is the rst thing everyone sees whenever they visit.

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That about wraps it up for default content options—there's plenty more to learn, so keep your thinking cap on as we venture into the world of content administration.

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