Publishing content

There are two ways of publishing a content item from the content production view: by choosing 'Publish' from a content item's menu in the content library, or from the "Save" menu in the content form. When a content item is published, the publish status is shown on the item's card, with a green tick indicating that the latest version is published.

When an item is published, any assets contained within it and each linked content item is published at the same time. This includes media such as images or video included within the content and other content items that this item contains. For example, if you have a carousel that contains individual carousel slides, each stored as separate content items, each of these slides will be published with the carousel.

If more than one content item is published as a result of publishing the 'parent' item, then you will need to refresh the content library window for the publishing status of the linked items to be updated.

For more information about how you can use the publishing feature to update content previously published to a slot in an edition see the updating content published to slots page.

Publishing from the Content Library

In the example below, we want to publish the "Winter collection banner" content item, so we choose "Publish" from the item's menu.

Choosing an item to publish
Choosing an item to publish

A dialog is displayed asking to confirm the publish operation.

Confirming publish
Confirming publish

On clicking the Publish button, the publishing operation starts. A progress indicator is displayed in the top left of the item being published.

Publish in progress
Publish in progress

When the item is published the publish status icon is updated to a green tick. The latest version of the content item is now published to our Content Delivery Network (CDN) and available to consume in a website or from an app or e-commerce system. This will replace any previous published version of the content.

The latest version is published
The latest version is published

Publishing from the content form

You can also publish content from the content form. The "Save" menu contains an item named "Save and publish" if the content has been changed since it was last saved, or "Publish" if it doesn't need saving. In the example below, we're saving and then publishing a carousel.

Saving and publishing an item from the content form.
Saving and publishing an item from the content form.

A confirmation dialog is shown. Click "Publish" to continue. A progress indicator is shown while the publish is in progress.

The confirmation dialog is dislayed.
The confirmation dialog is dislayed.

When the content item is published, the publish icon changes to a green tick.

The latest version is published and the icon changes to a green tick.
The latest version is published and the icon changes to a green tick.

Publishing linked content

When you publish linked content such as a carousel, all of the content linked to the content item is published as well. In the example shown below, we're publishing the "Summer special collection carousel".

Choose "Publish" from the content item's menu and click "Print" on the confirmation dialog to confirm the publish.

Choosing to publish a carousel.
Choosing to publish a carousel.

A progress indicator is shown on the card for the carousel while the publish is in progress.

The latest version is published
The latest version is published

When the carousel is published, the icon changes to a green tick.

The carousel slides have been published as well, but to see their updated publish status, you need to refresh the screen.

The latest version of the carousel is published.
The latest version of the carousel is published.

The publish status of summer slides 1 to 4 is now shown as a green tick.

When you refresh the screen, you will notice that all the carousel slides have also been published.
When you refresh the screen, you will notice that all the carousel slides have also been published.