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Content Marketing Platform FAQ

There are many resources available to help you successfully work with Sitecore Content Hub including best practices, user documentation, cloud development documentation, and API reference documentation. You can also visit the Sitecore website for additional resources such as free training.

The following sections provide answers to common questions related to content creation, reuse, distribution, and collaboration.

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What is an example of a relevant use case for an entity draft?

A draft is a temporary item that extends the lifecycle of a published entity, allowing you to edit it without starting the creation and approval process from the start. For example, you can create a draft of a published recipe content you want to update. The original recipe content stays available but is locked while you edit the draft. When your draft is ready, you need to send it through an approval workflow for the changes to be approved and merged into the published version.


I have seen that asssets in Sitecore Content Hub can have drafts, versions, and variants. What is the difference between all of these?

A draft is a temporary instance of an item that lets you make modifications without starting the creation and approval process from the start. For example, you can create a draft of a published recipe content that you want to update. The original recipe content stays available but is locked while you edit the draft. When your draft is ready, you send it through an approval workflow for the changes to be approved and merged into the published version, at which point the draft disappears.

A version is a revision of an original content item that remains associated with the original, essentially an instance of a content item that you can make changes to without affecting the original. The main difference between drafts and versions is that drafts always merge into the original, hence disappear once you are satisfied with the changes you made, while versions are different instances of the same content item. The latest version is considered the master version, but you can revert to an earlier version if necessary.

A variant is a stand-alone copy of an original item that has at least one different property. This variant is considered a sibling or a child of the original item. Variants can be used to adapt an item to different locales, for example.


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