Discover unpublished records in your Silverstripe install

v0.2 2022-11-30 01:40 UTC

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Last update: 2024-03-29 04:45:40 UTC


This module provides an extension to automatically add versioned listings to configured managed models in a ModelAdmin subclass.

At present, it provides:

  1. an unpublished modeladmin extension, to provide an unpublished view on configured records
  2. A report showing unpublished records per model class, based on your selection

This helps to solve a common question from our content editors "What remains to be published?"


Install using composer:

composer require nswdpc/silverstripe-versioned-record-discovery

If you are new to creating ModelAdmins to allow easy manipulation of data in the administration area of a Silverstripe website, the ModelAdmin documentation is a great starting point.



The report will automatically show all versioned records in the system.

If you wish to set a different default model for the reporting view, set this in configuration (using the Page class as an example):

Name: 'default-target-model'
    default_target_model: 'Page'

Tab extension for the ModelAdmin

This is slightly more involved, but provides an unpublished record view directly in relevant modeladmins, without needing to fiddle with filters.


Here is an example of a ModelAdmin with three managed models in a Silverstripe website.

We want to add 'unpublished' record listings in the modeladmin for the first two versioned record types, so our content editors can easily find the unpublished records.

An unpublished record is one that exists on the draft stage but not on the live stage. It may have been previously published and unpublished.

Note that the configured record classes must have the Versioned extension for this to work.

Add the unpublished_tabs configuration


namespace Amazing;

use SilverStripe\Admin\ModelAdmin;

class RecordModelAdmin extends ModelAdmin

    private static $url_segment = 'records';

    // Managed models for this ModelAdmin
    private static $managed_models = [
        VersionedRecordTypeOne::class,// we want an 'unpublished' tab for this
        VersionedRecordTypeTwo::class,// and this

     * Add the following to your model admin configuration
     * Gotcha: do not use - characters in the keys!
    private static $unpublished_tabs = [
        'recordtypeoneslug' => VersionedRecordTypeOne::class,
        'recordtypetwoslug' => VersionedRecordTypeTwo::class


Environment configuration

Apply the extension in YAML configuration

Name: myrecord-versioned-tabs
    - 'NSWDPC\VersionedTabs\UnpublishedTabAdminExtension'


Run a dev/build + flush=1 and you will see two new tabs in the relevant administration screen.

When clicked, they will list unpublished records only. The default configured $managed_models remain untouched.




Add additional maintainers here and/or include authors in composer


We welcome bug reports, pull requests and feature requests on the Github Issue tracker for this project.

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Development and contribution

If you would like to make contributions to the module please ensure you raise a pull request and discuss with the module maintainers.

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