So I have an issue with Publishing Enabled Pages on SharePoint 2016. The admin of a site before editing a page always checks out the page, makes changes, and than checks in and publishes the pages when page is ready to be seen by the employee population. However, simply saving page (not checking it in or publishing) allows users to see the changes.
I immediately thought this was a permissions issue, but checked and saw the standard users only have read permissions and nothing higher than that. I than noticed while doing some tests that the if I checkout the page, edit it, save it, and than discard the checkout, my changes are still there. Discard checkout should remove any changes made since the checkout but that is not the case.
UPDATE (August 13 2018):
It seems that the issue only occurs with CONTENT EDITOR WEBPARTS. Other webparts or rich HTML publishing fields behave as expected. So the focus is why do content editor webparts show their changes despite being checkedout.
The versioning settings are as follows:
Require content approval for submitted items? YES
Create a version each time you edit a file in this document library? CREATE MAJOR VERSIONS
Who should see draft items in this document library? Only users who can approve items (and the author of the item)
Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited? YES
Has anyone else encountered this issue before? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!