I have created a publishing site which contain enterprise wiki and for some sites I define that I contents require approval before being published. Currently the new wiki article will not be published unless a user with an “Approve” permission goes and approve it. But I need to know if there is a way so that SharePoint can automatically send an email to all the users which have “Approve permission” so that they know that there is a wiki article which is waiting their approvals.

Best Regards

  • Would you not add a workflow to the list to make this happen?
    – Stephen
    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:55

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You can use workflows to accomplish this. Turn on Content approval, then create a workflow that has the email and approval elements you require. Here are some resources to help you along:

Get started with workflows in SharePoint 2013 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj163917.aspx

SharePoint 2013 workflow fundamentals http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj163181.aspx

Creating an Approval Workflow for SharePoint 2013 http://blog.incworx.com/blog/who-is-the-best-chicago-sharepoint-firm/creating-an-approval-workflow-for-sharepoint-2013

All about Approval workflows http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/all-about-approval-workflows-HA102771433.aspx

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