Saving a snapshot to an edition

One way to make a piece of content available to add to an edition in the planning view is to save a snapshot of the content to an edition. In the content editing window choose "Save snapshot to edition" from the save menu.

Saving a content snapshot to an edition
Saving a content snapshot to an edition

A dialog is displayed listing the active events and editions. In this example we have chosen to save the content to the "January special offers" edition in the "January popup sale" event. We'll also add a comment to the planner so that they know what the content is intended for.

In the planning view, this content snapshot will be associated with the "January special offers" edition and will appear in the filtered list of snapshots.

Choosing the edition to save to
Choosing the edition to save to

Content versions

When you save a snapshot to an edition, you are saving a representation of exactly how the content appears at this point in time. This allows planners to be certain that the content they approve and schedule is exactly the version of the content that will appear when the edition goes live.

If the content is subsequently updated then a new version of the content will be created. In order for the updated content to be available to the "January special offers" edition, the content producer would need to save the updated snapshot to the edition. There would now be more than one version of the content available to the planner and they would be able to preview each version and choose the one they want to use.

An edition cannot contain different versions of the same content and if such a condition occurs, then the edition cannot be scheduled until the conflict is resolved. See the Resolving version conflicts page for more details.

Filtering events by locale

Events can be filtered by locale when saving a snapshot of a content item to an edition. This allows content producers to focus on the locales they are working with.

In the image below, a locale filter of en-GB is set, so only the events that have this locale will be displayed from which to choose an edition to save to.

Events can also be filtered by locale when saving a content snapshot to an edition
Events can also be filtered by locale when saving a content snapshot to an edition

The locale filtering feature is only available if you've added locales to your hub. See the Localization page for more details of locales.

Adding content to slots

Content revision history

Resolving version conflicts