Content library taskbar and Workflow approvals in version 9.2+


You have upgraded from an old version (prior to 9.2), and you are now unable to see workflow approvals. In earlier versions, you could see a taskbar to the right of the screen when accessing your content library, which would provide information on pending tasks needed to be reviewed, such as in the image below. You wish to know how you can see workflow approvals now.



This taskbar was deprecated starting with version 9.2 and is no longer available. Instead, users should follow the steps below to find the pending tasks.

1. Log in to your DNN instance.

2. Click on your user avatar at the top right of the screen.

3. Click on Notifications.


4. The following screen will show you all items/tasks that need to be actioned. 



If you do not see the user icon at the top right of the screen as per step 2, it could be related to the custom theme you may be using. Please try Loading your website with the default theme to reproduce this locally, and if you can see the icon with the default theme, change or modify your custom theme so the icon displays correctly.


Please note that it is possible to restore the Task Bar functionality by modifying the existing Persona Bar script. Please make sure to create a backup of the file before updating it. The file to edit is located in the following path /DesktopModules/Admin/Dnn.PersonaBar/scripts/evoq.js, and you need to comment out the two lines below (101,102) that are disabling the tasks bar. 


Once this is completed, save the file and clear both the server cache and the browser cache to load the new version of the script. The Task Bar should now load as expected.

You may find that you are unable to click on the user profile icon on the persona bar in the left side of the screen (e.g. in version 4.6.x). This is the expected behavior and does not indicate a broken functionality.



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