Feature request: "Save as Draft" option for published articles within Guide
Update: I think this feature for Guide Enterprise solves the need here, so updating the feature request to allow lower-level plans to do this. Seems like a pretty standard feature. (Thank you to Sam in the comments below for pointing this out to me!)
When we know an update to a product is coming that will impact an existing article, we'd like to be able to draft an update to that article and save it within Zendesk Guide before publishing that change.
Currently, if we need to draft an update to an already-published article, we have to do so in Google Docs and then copy/paste the changes into Guide when the product update is released. It would be easier to draft that update in Guide so when the update goes out, we can go in and click Publish.
For comparison, ScreenSteps does this -- you can have a published version, draft a change to that version and click 'Save as Draft,' which will add a 'Draft' flag/indicator on that article in the backend, but keep the previous version published. When the product change is released, we can quickly go in and click "Save and Publish" because the updated content is already there.
This functionality exists but depends on the Zendesk Suite plan your team subscribes to. In Working with drafts in the knowledge base, it seems that Enterprise users can save drafts of existing content, and Growth/Professional users can save drafts of new content. But I agree, this should be something offered to levels less than Enterprise.
Aha! Yes, and that links to this article, which I think would solve the need here: https://support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/4408832673818
Yeah, interesting this is reserved for Enterprise (we're currently on Guide Professional). Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
Hi Emily R. I have just posted the same request - we are on Growth- and simply dont need all the extra ticketing and support tools that come with the Enterprise support tools. It would double our fees and simply isnt good value for us. What we do need is a really good and efficient KB to use. The ability to make changes, preview and choose when to publish those changes, seems pretty basic requirement for creating any kind of live content in 2022.
Where do we stand on this? It seems like such a simple important feature to not hold behind a paywall.
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