Web editing - How do I publish content?
The various ways content can be made public on the UWL website
While editing in Episerver, the system automatically saves your work as you make changes. Auto-saves are not public, they are a draft. Once you reach a point where you're ready to make your changes public, you'll need to publish.
Publishing page content
Most web editing will take place on pages that already have content, so clicking the edit option within a block will take you to that block to make changes. If you were to start with a blank page and add blocks to it, the page would require publishing. Once you make changes and edit the blocks on the page, you would need to publish changes to the blocks. That can be a little confusing at first, but if ever you change something, look for the pulsing blue "Changes to be published".
Once you click publish, a panel appears with a few options:
- Publish Changes - will publish changes immediately to the site
- Ready to Publish - will mark the content "ready" with a green identifier. Could be useful for student workers making edits that you'd like to review first before going live
- Schedule for Publish - allows you to schedule the changes to go live on a particular day and hour
- Revert to Publish - Discards the latest draft and takes the version back to the previously published version
Any media files that need to be updated need to be re-uploaded. Once uploaded, they are immediately public on the site if linked to. Because it's important to keep your media library clean, it's especially important to keep files organized on your computer for easy maintenance. An important tip is to name your files consistently and remember to overwrite/replace files if it's an update to an in-use media file on your site.