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Now that I have added some content to our portal I want to approve and publish all pages in each publishing web.

To do this I've created a function that takes an MOSS PublishingPage object and a comment that will be added when we check-in, approve and publish.


# Function: Approve-PublishingPage
# Description: Approve a single page in a Publishing Web
# Parameters: publishingPage PublishingPage object
# comment Comment to accompany the check-in/approve/publish
function Approve-PublishingPage ([Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingPage]$publishingPage, [string]$comment)
" Publishing Page: " + $publishingPage.Name

$listitemfile = $publishingPage.ListItem.File

# Check item if checked out
if ($listitemfile.Level -eq [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFileLevel]::Checkout)
   " Checking in page"
   $listitemfile.CheckIn($comment,[Microsoft.SharePoint.SPCheckInType]::MajorCheckin )

# If moderation is being used then handle the approval and publishing
if ($publishingPage.ListItem.ParentList.EnableModeration)
   $modInformation = $publishingPage.ListItem.ModerationInformation

   " Moderation Enabled"

   # Check for pending approval
   if($modInformation.Status -eq [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPModerationStatusType]::Pending)
      " Approving"


   # Publish
   if($modInformation.Status -eq [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPModerationStatusType]::Draft)
   " Publishing"

this function will be called from Approve-AllPagesInSPWeb

# Function: Approve-AllPagesInSPWeb
# Description: Loop through all the pages in a Publishing Web and checkin and approve them
# Parameters: web SPWeb object
# comment Comment to accompany the checkin/approve/publish
function Approve-AllPagesInSPWeb([Microsoft.SharePoint.SPWeb]$web, [string]$comment)

# Check this is a publishing web
if ([Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingWeb]::IsPublishingWeb($web) -eq $true)

$pubweb = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingWeb]::GetPublishingWeb($web);

"Checking $($pubweb.URL)" 


   for($i=0; $i -lt $pubcollection.count; $i++)
      Approve-PublishingPage $pubcollection[$i] $comment



Now I'd like to use a foreach look around the GetPublishingPages collection but that's not possible due to lack of Generic support in PowerShell at the moment, so an index loop does the job.

To approve all pages in all webs we can pipe the SPWebs to a foreach loop and pass the SPWeb object to Approve-AllPagesInSPweb

$site = spsite "http://yourmossserver"
$site.allwebs | foreach-object {Approve-AllPagesInSPweb $_ "System Approval"}

Added as a function approveall it produces this output


In the next step I'll add a Contact WebPart to every page.