Approving Assets - I think this approved assets checkbox should be eliminated. Make it all auto approve from now on. We get a ton of calls, complaining that their PDF/DOC/IMG are not publishing. They always forget to click the approve assets box, and they find it so difficult to dig through, find the PDF/DOC/IMG and check its status, then open it, edit it and hit approve. Too many steps.
I train my editors and contributors to think of these extra steps as “checking their work” before it comes to me. For me, that final step tells me “yes, I want/am authorizing you to approve and publishing this file/image”.
I have a checklist for them to make things easier [Recommended Workflow ]
Basically, everything comes down to: Addition (new) / Change / Deletion. I have them begin with their images (new - then - changes - then - deletions) and then files (new - then - changes - then - deletions). Then everything should be staged, and ready for them to tackle the web pages ( new - then - changes - then - deletions).
It works… and they submit as the go.
This is currently logged in our backlog, but has not been planned yet.