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Can a published child have an unpublished parent?

Will the published child stay published?

It will.

For example I have a site with a Shop organized with Collections (basically just an extra to help you manage many child pages from a resource). My shop has the following setup:

  • Shop
    • Category 1
      • Product
    • Category 2
      • Product

Shop, Category and Product are all resources. My Shop resource runs a template which will list an overview of all Products. Each Category will only list an overview of its own children Products. If I unpublish any Category resource, the Shop resource will still show the Products from that unpublished Category.

So as long as your template contains a specific call for those children, they should show up (despite their parent being unpublished).

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The published child will stay published, but in some cases, you have to put the children in a resource group and attach it to a user group the user belongs to with a policy of “load, list, and view” in order to make it visible.

Could you please elaborate on which situation that would be necessary?

I could be confusing this with having the parent protected, but I think one case might be Wayfinder failing to show the children in menus.