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Publishing Content in the CMS

Find out how to publish pages, files and folders within the campus CMS.

Publish a page, file or folder

  1. Navigate to the page or folder you want to publish
  2. Click Publish in the upper right

    Publish Button screen shot
  3. When you publish, you will see 1 or 2 destinations, depending on your access:
    • Staging is the preview or staging site. Always leave this checked.
    • Delivery is the live site. Uncheck "delivery" if you are still reviewing a page or want to share a preview link with a manager or colleague. Leave "delivery" checked if you want to publish to the live site.
  4. Click Submit.

    Publish screen screen shot

Publish Queue

When you submit a publishing job, a pop-up will show: "Page queued for publish. View publish queue." You can click on View publish queue to see the progress of the publishing job.

To check the publishing queue from any page, click on the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) in the upper right corner and click Publish Queue.

Review the page on the site

If you published to delivery, bring up the page in your browser and hit the refresh button. Note: You need to be on the UCSD network (or using VPN) to view staging sites.

If you published an existing page to stage only: Bring up the live page add "stage-" to the beginning of the URL.

If you published a new page to stage only:

  1. The staging site URL will start with http://stage-sitename.ucsd.edu. For example: http://stage-blink.ucsd.edu
  2. Copy the breadcrumb of the page from the CMS (not including the site name) and append that onto the end of the URL
  3. Add ".html" to end:
    • Ex: /_draft/allisa-becker/article
    • URL: http://stage-blink.ucsd.edu/_draft/allisa-becker/article.html

Error: Asset Not Set to Publish

When you try to publish, if you see this error:

Error screenshot: Asset is not set to publish

it means that this file (or a folder that contains this file) has publishing disabled. A common scenario is trying to publish a news item for your home page. In that case, publish the actual page (/index) not the news block. 

Setting a file to not publish

You can disable a page from being published to the live site. You may want to do this if a page is still being developed and you are concerned that:

  • Someone else will mistakenly publish the page (for example, if the parent folder is published), or
  • The page will be published during routine maintenance (for example, all of Blink and TritonLink are published over the weekend).