ATLAS CMS - Publishing your website

Learn to publish your website using ATLAS CMS.

To "Publish" is to make it available to the general public. 

To publish our website using ATLAS CMS, let's first look at our Site Page Manager to see the status of our pages. 

site page manager

We can see here that the pages we want to publish have the status "Approved for Publish."

It's important to note here that we don't have to set every page to "Approved for Publish." If we leave a page as draft or staged - the most current published version of that page will stay on the production server for general use. 

Now, let's go to the Publish area of the ATLAS CMS by selecting it in the side navigation. 

side navigation

Once selected, we can see the actual publishing area. 

select publish

We'll see two options here for updating our website. 

First, we see the button "Update Staging Site." It's good to know that when a page's individual status is updated to Staged, that will automatically update the staging server. 

However, if you make changes to your menu - you will need to update the staged site to view those changes. 

Second, we see the "Publish" button. 

Let's go ahead and click that button to make our site available on the production server. Again, the production server exists on the live internet and can be viewed by the general public. 

To see if our publish was a success, let's look at the "Publish Website History."

publish history

So we can see that our attempted Production Publish was successful - with the name and NetID of the publisher displayed as well as the time of the publish. 

When a publish is successful - the row will be colored green and the status will read "Complete."

We can see that the staging update on the bottom of the table is red and the status reads "Error."

At this point, we could click on the "View Publish Logs" button to see what the issue was - and then we can get that information to the department website manager for assistance. 

Keywords:website, publish, cms   Doc ID:55990
Owner:Todd R.Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2015-09-08 08:29 CSTUpdated:2015-10-16 12:54 CST
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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