How can I distinguish categories in draft mode with the API?
It's possible to find category or sections that are in draft mode by sideloading translations using the API. You can use the following API calls to accomplish this:
/api/v2/help_center/en-us/sections.json?include=translations. The API call will include an array named "translations" with all the translations in the section or category. If the
draft property of every translation is true, then the category or section is in draft mode. Alternatively the List Articles endpoint will display this information by default.