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Drupal CMS: Review dates

Learn about review dates and how to set a new review date.

This guide is aimed at

  • Staff
  • PG Students

Before you start 

You need to be a Senior Editor, Editor or Author
When editing use Chrome, Firefox or Safari but NOT Internet Explorer


You can set a review date for each page to ensure your site does not end up with a lot of out-of-date content.
The maximum time you can ask for is 6 months. When a page reaches the date set e.g. 09/03/2018, when you try and save the content of the page you will get a message explaining a new review date needs to be set:

Review date message


  1. Ensure you are in editing mode
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see Review date
  3. Change the date to a new date - it should be WITHIN 6 months from the date that is currently there
  4. Depending on your role:
    if you are a Senior Editor: click on 'Publishing options - Draft (Current)' in the left-hand menu, choose 'published' from the drop-down menu
    if you are an Editor: click on 'Revision information' in the left-hand menu, choose 'published' from the drop-down menu
    if you are an Author: click on 'Revision information' in the left-hand menu, choose 'needs review' from the drop-down menu
  5. Save

The web owner or Senior Editor of the site may want to agree on working with review dates for your whole website thus allowing the team to have regular reviews and ensuring content is always up-to-date.

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