Items of content on Scratchpads can be either Published or Unpublished. Unpublished content is not viewable by members of the public and is a good method of creating drafts before publishing them.
Every content type has a publishing checkbox as part of the Edit/Create form.
Default publishing option¶
You can set whether content is published/unpublished by default on the edit content form.
Under Admin menu go to Structure > Content types
Next to the content type, click the Edit link
In the Publishing options tab, change the Default options
Unpublished content will only be available to the author of the content; it will not be public on the site.
When viewing unpublished content the background will be coloured pink: