Working with object versioning

When using object versioning, the system creates and stores separate versions of objects when they are edited and saved. This allows you to compare versions or roll back objects to previous versions.

Note: The object versioning functionality by itself is not a guaranteed solution for reviewing and auditing of changes made by individual users. In scenarios where multiple users concurrently edit the same object, the version history may not be completely accurate. To ensure precise version history in these scenarios, you additionally need to enable Object locking and avoid sharing of user accounts.

Supported object types

In the following table, you can find all object types that support object versioning. In the Editing interface column, you can find the exact location within the Kentico administration interface where you can edit objects of the given type. If versioning is enabled for a particular object type, the Versions tab appears in the interface, where you can view and manage the edited object's versions.

Object type

Editing interface

Alternative forms

  • Forms -> edit a form -> Alternative forms -> edit an alternative form
  • Document types -> edit a document type -> Alternative forms -> edit an alternative form
  • Custom tables -> edit a custom table -> Alternative forms -> edit an alternative form

CSS stylesheets

  • Pages -> Properties -> General -> click Edit
  • CSS stylesheets -> edit a stylesheet
  • other interfaces containing the stylesheet selector (e.g. when editing a site, department, etc.)

Custom table definitions

  • Custom tables -> edit a table

Document type definitions

  • Document types -> edit a document type

E-mail templates

  • E-mail templates -> edit a template

Form definitions

  • Forms -> edit a form

Media files

  • Media libraries -> edit a library -> select a file

Newsletter issues

  • Newsletters -> edit a newsletter -> Issues -> edit an issue

Newsletter templates

  • Newsletters -> Templates -> edit a template

Page layouts *

  • Page layouts -> edit a layout

Page templates

  • Page templates -> select a template
  • Pages -> Design -> Open the page template menu () -> hover over Edit template -> Template versions
  • other interfaces that allow editing of page templates

Queries **

  • Document types -> edit a document type -> Queries -> edit a query
  • Custom tables -> edit a table -> Queries -> edit edit a query
  • web part properties dialogs of web parts that have query properties

Report graphs

  • Reporting -> select a report -> General -> select a graph and click Edit

Report tables

  • Reporting -> select a report -> General -> select a table and click Edit

Report values

  • Reporting -> select a report -> General -> select a value and click Edit

Report definitions

  • Reporting -> select a report

Transformations

  • Document types -> edit a document type -> Transformations -> edit a transformation
  • Custom tables -> edit a table -> Transformations -> edit a transformation
  • web part properties dialogs of web parts that have transformation properties

Web part containers

  • Web part containers -> edit a container

Web part layouts **

  • Web parts -> select a web part -> Layout -> edit a layout
  • Pages -> Design -> Configure a web part -> Layout

* Only shared page layouts are versioned — custom layouts are versioned as part of the data of the parent page template.

** Only custom queries and web part layouts are versioned — system queries and default web part layouts are not versioned.

Settings

Even though object versioning is enabled and functional by default, we recommend configuring the related settings for your system.

  1. Open the Settings application.
  2. Select the Versioning & synchronization -> Object versioning category.
  3. Configure the available settings.
  4. Click Save.