Publishing a Page


When publishing a page, either from the Publish button in the Page Actions toolbar or from Publish > Publish in the Pages list view, the Publish modal appears.

Publish Modal

Keep in mind that content can be "published" in other manners as well, such as with a find and replace action, directory or site publish, an expire, triggered publish, upload to the production server, or via a template that automatically publishes specific files upon initial creation.

The publish modal can be reached in one of two ways:

  • By checking out a page in the Pages list view, hovering over the row, and clicking Publish from the Publish menu.

    Publishing from Pages List View
  • By clicking the green Publish button from the Page Actions toolbar.

    Publishing from the Page Actions Toolbar

Multiple pages can be published at once by selecting each page's checkbox in the Pages list view (or the Select All checkbox in the table header) and clicking the Publish button in the table header. If a page is checked out by another user, the row will not have a checkbox and therefore will unable to be published.

Publish Multiple Files

Publish Modal Reference

Final Check Tab

This tab is where users can run Final Check before publishing the page, as well as select the output and publish target, and enter in a version description.

  • Output Selector: If more than one output is created by the template configuration (e.g., both an HTML page and a CSV are created) and the alternate is a type on which the checks can be run, the selector can be used.
  • Run All: Click to run all available checks on the selected output. See Final Check.
  • Spell Check Language: The default language (as determined by the Locale setting) for the spell check dictionary is shown, but a different dictionary can be selected by which to run the spell check against.
  • Spelling: Checks the spelling on a page in the given language selected in the Spell Check Language box. 
  • Links: Checks for broken links on the page. Links may be broken due to unpublished dependencies. See Include Unpublished Dependencies below.
  • W3C Valid:Checks a page for valid HTML and XHTML markup, depending on the schema setting.
  • Accessibility: Checks the accessibility of a page complies to the standard defined by an administrator (i.e., WCAG, Section 508, Stanca Act, or BITV).
  • Publish Target: If available, a publish target other than the production server may be selected.
  • Include Unpublished Dependencies: This checkbox allows a user to publish all unpublished dependencies for the page at the time of publish. When enabled, the Dependency Manager reports at the time of page publish if there is dependent content (e.g., images or documents) that has not been published to the target server (i.e., has been uploaded to staging but not published yet). This prevents broken links and images from occurring on the current page being published. This option only works if Dependency Manager is enabled, dependency tags are being used on the page being published, and one or more of the dependency tags in use refer to files that have not been published to the current target.
  • Version Description: This will allow users to enter a version description to be included in order to indicate what was updated and why the page is being published. Upon publish, this information is viewable in the page's Versions screen. For more information, visit the Versions page.

Schedule Tab

This tab allows a page to be published at a future date and time. Pages can be set to repeat publish and have a message sent to the user's internal Inbox as well as their external email account. For more information, visit the Schedule page.

Social Media Tab

This tab allows users to send a tweet or Facebook post to a linked Twitter or Facebook account when a page is published. A shortened URL linking to the newly-published page can be added by clicking the Add URL checkbox beneath the respective social media fields.

  • Twitter: If one or more Twitter accounts have been configured, the system sends a tweet to the selected Twitter accounts upon publish. A shortened URL can be added that directs to the published page. Tweets may be up to 280 characters in length. Default text can be configured at the account and/or site level and edited at the time of publish.
  • Facebook: If one or more Facebook pages have been configured, the system sends a post to the selected Facebook pages upon publish. A user may add a shortened URL that directs to the published page. Posts may be up to 420 characters in length. Default text can be configured at the account and/or site level and edited at the time of publish.

After configuring the options, click the Publish to finalize the action.

Selecting a Publish Target

If Multi-Target Publish has been enabled for the site and multiple publish targets exist, users with the proper access rights can select which publish target to which they want to publish through the drop-down menu.

Selecting a Publish Target

For more information regarding Multi-Target Publish, please visit the Publish Targets page.