"Publish" button missing in the Article Editor

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Issue

Publish button does not appear when creating a new post in a Blog Stream, or editing an existing post.

  • In the Edit Article view, the Publish/Publish Changes Button is not displayed at the bottom of the window
  • In the same view, the Metadata tab is not visible

 

Conditions

  • Where: Edit Article view (click Add New Article or Edit Article in a Blog Stream)
  • Specific to Blog Streams
  • Any browser
  • Any operating system

 

Cause

This is a permissions issue, and happens when the Restricted Content Authoring Experience permission is enabled for a user:

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This is a subtractive permission, which removes access rather than granting it. Granting this permission removes the ability to publish posts, so the Publish/Publish Changes buttons is hidden for users who have the permission applied.

All members of the Authors group automatically inherit the Restricted Content Authoring Experience permission. As a result, this issue most often occurs when a user who should have the ability to publish posts (e.g. an Admin or Content Manager) is also added to the Authors group.

 

Steps to Fix

To fix this issue, you must be an Account Administrator.

Primary Solution

  1. Log in to Uberflip and click on your name in the top right corner.
  2. In the menu that appears, click on Account Settings.
  3. In the sidebar menu on the left, click on Organization to expand that menu section, then click on Users.
  4. In the list of users, find the user who is experiencing the issue and click on their name.
  5. You should be on the User Information tab for the user. Below the Groups dropdown, you should see the list of groups the user is currently in:
    Edit_John_Smith_-_Uberflip.png
  6. If you see the Authors group on this list, click on the x button to the right of Authors:
  7. The Authors group will be removed from the list, indicating that the user has been removed from that group. This should resolve the issue.

Secondary Solution

  1. If you do not see the Authors group listed under the User Information tab, click on the Permissions tab.
  2. Scroll down until you find the permission named Restricted Content Authoring Experience (you can use Ctrl+F/Command+F to search).
  3. Uncheck the box next to Restricted Content Authoring Experience:
    Edit_John_Smith_-_Uberflip.png
  4. This should resolve the issue.

 

Additional Notes

These instructions assume that the affected user otherwise has sufficient permissions to access and work with content Items in your Hub, i.e. they are either in the Content Managers or Account Administrators groups (or have been manually granted the necessary permissions).

Note also that the Publish/Publish Changes button is supposed to be hidden for users in the Authors group — this is intentional behavior.

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