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Future publish and rollback content

This topic describes how to publish content for a limited time, for example a promotional banner.

Use the future publish and rollback content functionality in the CMS to publish content for a limited time, for example a promotional banner. You can set future dates and times to publish pages and/or automatically rollback changes.

You need a role of ISC_ContentAdmin, ISC_Admin, ISC_Implementer or ISC_System to access this functionality.

Publish in the future and/or rollback changes automatically

  1. Access the CMS by clicking Site Preview in the Primary Navigation header.

  2. Select the website where you want to publish future content and/or rollback content automatically. The website opens in a new browser tab.

  3. Click Show CMS in the upper left corner.

  4. Click Toggle Content Tree to open the Content Tree.

  5. Click Edit and create new pages or make your content changes.

  6. Click Publish to publish the current page. The Publishing window appears. You can also click the down arrow next to Publish and select Publish Multiple Pages to publish multiple pages. See Publish Multiple Pages for more details.

  7. Click Compare to compare the selected page and context with its currently published version. This opens a screen where you can compare versions side by side, as well as preview the versions on tablet and smartphone devices.

  8. Select the Set a publish date or range check box if you want to publish or rollback content at a specific date and time in the future. The Publish on and Rollback on fields appear with date and time selectors.

  9. Select a date and time in the Publish on field if you want to publish content in the future.

  10. Select a date and time in the Rollback on field if you want to automatically roll back these changes to display the previously published version of the page at a specific point.

  11. Click Cancel to close the window or Publish to publish your changes on the selected date and time if there are publish and/or rollback dates. If this page cannot be published, the message "There are no pages with content changes to publish." appears.

Edit future publish and/or rollback dates

You can edit selected future publish and/or rollback dates any time before these occur. CMS pages or variants with either future publish dates or rollback dates display with a clock icon and blue font in the tree.

Pages or variants with a future publish date display a message in the header, next to the page title, Scheduled to Publish on (date/time). There is also an Edit publish date link that opens the Edit Publish Date window.

Published pages or variants with a rollback date display a message in the header, next to the page title, Scheduled to Rollback on (date/time). There is also and Edit rollback date link that opens the Edit Rollback Date window.

  1. Access the CMS by clicking Site Preview in the Primary Navigation header.

  2. Select the website where you want to edit future publish or rollback dates. The website opens in a new browser tab.

  3. Click Show CMS in the upper left corner.

  4. Click Toggle Content Tree to open the Content Tree.

  5. Click Edit and select the page where you want to edit future publish and/or rollback dates.

  6. Click Publish. The Edit Publish Date or Edit Rollback Date window appears.

  7. Edit the date and time in the Publish on or Rollback on (optional) fields. Click Clear Publish Date in the Edit Publish Date window to clear the publish on and rollback dates and save the record, which will revert to unpublished status.

  8. Click Cancel to close the window or Save to save your date changes. If the rollback date/time is sooner than the publish date/time when you click Save, the validation message "Rollback date must be after publish date." appears.


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