File admin extends the File entity module to add administrative options to files, including published, promoted, and sticky status.
The File entity module provides a lot of functionality for creating and editing file items, making it possible to use files as stand-along records rather than, for example, needing a node attached to a file. However, it's often important to be able to filter and sort files by the sort of criteria that nodes have: is a file published? sticky at the top of lists? promoted?
How to use File admin
- After enabling the module, navigate to the file types page at admin/structure/file-types. Click the "Edit file type" link for a given file type. At the bottom of the form you will see a set of vertical tabs. Configure them to set the defaults for that file type. For example, to have videos default to unpublished, click the "Edit file type" link for video, click the "Workflow" tab, uncheck the "Published" checkbox, and submit.
- Navigate to the user permissions page and optionally assign the "View own unpublished file details" permission to selected roles. This permission allows users to see their own files before they have been published.