This is work in progress - but I got so excited that I couldn't resist turning it into a quick Friday afternoon demo video. This functionality will be released in Hippo CMS 7.4 which is scheduled for June, so I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you for a bit of patience - but at least you'll have something to look out for :)
Suppose Joe is our author and he's working on a new article that he wants to push live. He requests publication, and sends the article off to his editor, Jane, for review.
I'm logging in as Jane now, and I can see the request that she got. Jane is fine with the article, so she pushes it live.
A couple of days later, Joe the author comes in again, and he changes some of that content he wrote before. And he requests publication again.
Jane logs in, sees the requests and wonders: What's new?
Hold it here - I need to explain some background. Of course we have versioning and history and all that. Every CMS does. But how easy is it to get to that comparison view? How many clicks do you have to perform to compare the current version of the document with the one that's online right now? And what kind of a view does it give you? How often do you do this? And if it would be *super* easy, wouldn't you just want to see that comparison view all the time? All in all, you're working with a team of editors in the same content pool and you need that contextual information about what's going on in he system, and who did what, where.
So that's what we did. We made it uber-super easy!
Click it - and there you go! That's what's new. Hippo CMS shows you the comparison view right there when you view the article. That is, when something has changed. It simply shows you the difference between the current version of the document and the one live on the website. How useful is that? If you need more information - you can of course dive into the version history, but this simple comparison view is probably all you need.
Again - we hope to be releasing this with Hippo CMS 7.4 in June, so hold tight.
In the meantime, let me know what you think - feedback is very much appreciated.