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Versions

OU Campus stores a version of a file every time it is published. You can also manually save a version any time you want. Compare page versions to see when changes were made, or revert a page to a previous version.

 

There are two ways to view page versions:

  • Navigate to Content > Pages, click the More Actions menu More Actions menu, click Review > Versions.
  • While viewing a checked-out page, click Versions in the page actions toolbar.

The version of the page that is live on your website is highlighted.

SaveLink to this section

A page or file must be checked out to you before you can save a version. Save a new version as follows:

  1. Navigate to Content > Pagesclick the More Actions menu More Actions menu, click Review > Save Version.
    • You can also save a new version while viewing a checked-out page by clicking the More Actions menu More Actions menu in the page actions toolbar, click Save Version.
  2. In the "Save Version" box, enter a version description, as appropriate.
  3. Click Save Version.

RevertLink to this section

Revert to return the page or file to a previous version, as follows:

  1. Navigate to Content > Pages, click the More Actions menu More Actions menu, click Review > Versions.
    • You can also revert to a previous version while viewing a checked-out page by clicking Versions in the page actions toolbar.
  2. Click the More Actions menu More Actions menu, click Revert.
  3. In the "Revert" box, click on the revision number to preview the version you're reverting to.
  4. Click Revert.

Publish your page for the changes to be visible on the live website.

CompareLink to this section

Compare two versions of a page to see what's been changed between them. You can compare the current state of the page to a previous version or to what is on your live website.

Version Compare

  1. Navigate to Content > Pages, click the More Actions menu More Actions menu, click Review > Versions.
    • You can also compare versions while viewing a checked-out page by clicking Versions in the page actions toolbar.
  2. Click the More Actions menu More Actions menu, click Compare.
  3. Select Page.
    • You can also compare the page with includes hidden (so you are viewing only the content specific to the page) or compare the source code of the page.
  4. View the marked changes on the page. 
    1. Strikethrough (red) shows content that was removed.
    2. Underline (green) shows content that was added.
    3. Wavy underline (blue) shows formatting changes.
  5. Use the "Version Compare" options to go to different versions, hide includes, and compare source code, as appropriate.

Compare to Live

  1. Navigate to Content > Pages, click the More Actions menu More Actions menu, click Review > Versions.
    • You can also compare versions while viewing a checked-out page by clicking Versions in the page actions toolbar.
  2. Click Compare to Live.
    • Expand Compare to Live to change what publish target you are comparing.
  3. View the marked changes on the page. 
    1. Strikethrough (red) shows content that was removed.
    2. Underline (green) shows content that was added.
    3. Wavy underline (blue) shows formatting changes.
  4. Click to Hide Includes and compare Source code, as appropriate.

Last Published VersionLink to this section

Sometimes a page needs to be published because of a specific change, such as updating a link, but you don't want any other in-progress edits to be published. Using the last published version takes the version of the page that exists on your live website and updates it with that change only. Some actions, such as updating a link or publishing an asset, automatically use the last published version. In other instances, such as publishing a section, you have the option to use the last published version.