Publish an item When you publish an item, it is available in the catalog for ordering. About this task When you create an item, it is in a Draft state. You can review the item, make changes, and refine the layout as many times as needed to get the details exactly right. When the item is ready, a category manager or catalog editor can publish it, making it available as a catalog item in the service catalog. To publish an item: Procedure Navigate to Item Designer > Administration > All Items. Open the item record. Click Publish. The item is now a live catalog item, available for ordering.