While I was trouble-shooting an issue today, I ran across a nifty feature in the Sitecore Content Editor. If you right-click in the far-left panel of the Content Editor (to the left of the content tree), you'll see a contextual menu appear that allows you to toggle the visibility of icons for a variety of items.
- My Locked Items
A "lock" icon will appear next to each content item your account has locked (replicates the "My Locks" option in the Review tab under the "Locks" chunk)
- Locked Items
Shows content items that have been locked by other uses
- Workflow State
Displays an icon representing the workflow state that they page is currently in.
- Broken Links
If one of the fields on the template has a broken link, you'll see an icon
- Missing Versions
Indicates any missing versions for the content item
- Publishing Warnings
Indicates conflicts between published versions of a content item and any versions in workflow
- Validation Rules
Displays the current validation "state" of the item, as well as a description of any issues
Just seeing these indicators is pretty cool. But it gets better! Some of the icons are actionable.
Do you see an item you've locked? Give the icon a quick click, and you'll unlock it.
Need to push something through workflow? Click the icon and execute any workflow commands that you have access to.
Pretty nifty, huh?