# Draft and publish
The draft and publish feature allows you to save your content as a draft, to publish it later.
# Activating or deactivating the draft and publish feature
By default, the draft and publish feature is activated for all newly created collection and single types. It is however possible to deactive the feature at content type level (i.e. it can be activated for one content type, but deactivated for another).
If the feature is deactivated while contents are saved as drafts, they will automatically be deleted. Make sure all contents are published before deactivating the feature.
To deactivate the draft and publish feature for a content type:
- Go the Plugins > Content-Types Builder.
- Select the collection or single type for which you want the draft and publish feature to be deactivated.
- Click on the Edit button to access the content type's configurations.
- Click on the "Advanced Settings" tab.
- In the DRAFT/PUBLISH section, click on the OFF button.
- Click on the Finish button to confirm the deactivation of the feature.
It is also possible to activate or deactivate the feature when creating a new content type. To do so: after clicking on the Create new collection/single type button in the Content-Types Builder, follow steps 4 and 5 from the procedure above.
# Switching from draft to published content
Publishing content may require specific roles and permissions. For example, in the Community version, the default roles grant permission to editors to publish content, but authors can only create and edit drafts.
By default, each newly created content is a draft, which is indicated on the right of the interface, below the Information box.
Drafts can be modified and saved at will, until they are ready to be published.
# Publishing a draft
To publish a draft, click on the Publish button in the top right corner of the content editor.
Before publishing a draft, make sure it doesn't have relations with other non-published content, otherwise some of the content may not be available through the API.
When a content is not a draft anymore, but has been published, it is indicated on the right of the interface, below the Information box.
# Unpublishing content
Published contents can be unpublished, switching back to being drafts again.
To unpublish content, click on the Unpublish button in the top right corner of the content editor.