I'm using Drupal 8.4-rc2. When you enable the Workflow and Content Moderation modules, you automatically get the Editorial Workflow as a demonstration.
The states are as follows:
And the transitions are as follows:
- Create new draft (from draft/published to draft)
- Publish (from draft/published to published)
How can I programatically call a transition? Or, how can I programatically change the state without calling a transition (although this seems to violate the spirit of having transitions defined in the first place)?
Specifically, I have a node subject to content moderation (states: archived, draft, published). By default, on the edit node page, the node is saved in the original state (so a draft node is saved as a draft). I want to add a second button "save as published" with a submit handler, but I don't understand how I can programatically change the state.
What I do understand so far is that workflows are entities and so are states, so it's different than Drupal 7 in which most workflow-type modules used fields to track what was going on.
I checked the Examples module but there's nothing on configuration management/workflows yet.