I have 3 versions for an item. On selecting the item, there is message above the Quick Info section:

If you publish now, the selected version will not be visible on the Web site because it has been replaced by an older version. Version 2 will be published instead.

This item is not in workflow.

When I check the Change Restrictions option in the Publish tab, only versions 1 & 2 are checked and version 3 is unchecked.

So, I marked version 3 as publishable. The alert message is gone and the item can be published now.

But when new versions are created, I have to manually check them in 'Change Restrictions`. This never happened before.

Is this a bug or is there any config setting to make all versions publishable.

  • Please check if there is a custom logic written for Item version added item:versionAdded You can check this via ShowConfig.aspx - URL http://[sitecoreinstanceurl]/sitecore/admin/showconfig.aspx Commented Mar 12, 2020 at 7:25

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One of the reasons this could happen is if the Hide version checkbox is checked on the __Standard Values item of the template you're using.

Find __Standard Values and check publishing restrictions are set for that item or open __Standard Values in Content Editor, find Lifetime section of the fields, and uncheck Hide version checkbox.

  • In my case, Hide version is already unchecked.
    – sukesh
    Commented Jun 12, 2018 at 13:27
  • Any custom event handler on one of those events: <event name="item:versionAdded"/>, <event name="item:versionAdded:remote"/>, <event name="item:versionAdding"/>, <event name="item:versionRemoved">?
    – Marek Musielak
    Commented Jun 12, 2018 at 13:36
  • Thanks @MarekMusielak, This helped.
    – D J
    Commented May 16, 2022 at 4:57

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