I've noticed that articles have very handy
Start Publishing and
Finish Publishing fields that will automatically (at least how I understand it) published or unpublish articles based entirely off of those two fields. I was wondering if anyone could explain where/how exactly this feature works.
Is there a plugin that checks and updates the articles in the background? Is the article's state updated when fetched by
JModelItem? Is a MYSQL trigger created that handles it?
I'm really not sure where to look, so I haven't really found anything.