Publishing Methods - NIU - Cascade Server

Saving & Publishing Content

Saving & Publishing Content

When entering content into Cascade Server, there are a variety of methods you can use to keep your data.  This section explains the differences among Saving, Submitting, and Publishing.

SAVE AS DRAFT/UPDATE DRAFT: Content is saved in Draft Mode in Cascade Server.  Changes cannot be published

SUBMIT: Content is saved long-term in Cascade Server but is not viewable on either the “live” site or the QA server

PUBLISH: Content may be published to either the QA server (for preview), to the “live” site, or both

Tip! Always use Submit to save your content. (Update Draft and/or Save Draft are not reliable and cannot be published later.)

To Publish Your Content

  1. Using the Folder Directory, navigate to the page, folder, or other content item and click PUBLISH
  2. Set your Destination by having the box checked next to where you would like to publish the content. You may publish to PROD (“live” to the website), to QA (only viewable on the development server) or to both.
  3. Click SUBMIT to publish your content
  4. Using the Folder Directory, navigate to the page, folder, or other content item and click PUBLISH

NOTE: The web address for the QA site is qa2.niu.edu/sitename. For example, the QA version of www.niu.edu/cascade is qa2.niu.edu/cascade

To Un-publish Your Content

  1. Set the locations you need your content removed from by check-boxing PROD
    (“live” content on the website), or QA (test content on the development server) or both.
  2. Under the Options heading (options icon), change the PUBLISH MODE from “Publish” to “Un-publish”
  3. Click SUBMIT to un-publish your content

Tip! For unpublished pages that do not get deleted (such as pages for annual events that are only published live during that time of year), a good practice would be to store them in an archive folder so that they do not get accidentally deleted.