The Publish button is not displayed when you create a site that is based on the Publishing Portal site template in SharePoint Server 2007

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SYMPTOMS

You create a site that is based on the Publishing Portal site template in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. However, you notice that the Publish button is not displayed on pages of the site.

For example, when you click Site Actions and then click Edit Page, the Submit for Approval button is displayed at the top of the page. However, the Publish button is not displayed on the page.

If you deactivate and then reactivate the Office SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature or the Office SharePoint Server Publishing feature, the Publish button is displayed on pages of the site.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs if workflows are enabled for the site. By default, workflows are enabled in the Publishing Portal site template.

WORKAROUND

To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Modify the workflow settings

You can modify the workflow settings by clicking to clear the Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item check box in the workflow settings. After you do this, the Publish button is displayed on pages in the site.

To modify the workflow settings, follow these steps.

Important This procedure removes workflow functionality. You still have approval functionality. However, you do not have detailed workflow functionality.
  1. Connect to the SharePoint Server 2007 site.
  2. Click Site Actions, point to Site Settings, and then click Modify Pages Library Settings.
  3. On the Customize Pages page, click Workflow settings under Permissions and Management.
  4. On the Change Workflow Settings: Pages page, click Parallel Approval under Workflow Name.
  5. On the Change Workflow: Pages page, click to clear the Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item check box under Start Options.
  6. Click Next, and then click OK.

Method 2: Create a custom site template

Create a custom site template that uses the following parameters:
SimplePublishing="FALSE"
EnableApprovalWorkflowOnPages="FALSE"

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Article ID: 937142 - Last Review: June 12, 2007 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
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