I have a SharePoint 2013 Publishing site Intranet using a single site collection. I have turned off the Publishing Approval Workflow in site settings (root site collection) and this did not work - approval emails still being sent out.

The following Microsoft documentation is incorrect (Step 6: no workflows appear):


I also have a handful of team sites and do not want these affected. Surely, there is a straightforward way of doing this?

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I think you have to go into every page / image / doc library - Settings, Versioning settings and set content approval to no.

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