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Multi-publish News Pages Gadget

You can publish your CP News articles using the CP News Multipublish Gadget to save time and ensure that your new articles not only get published, but also publish the other pages on which they are pulled (i.e. news index pages, other pages with an embedded news feed asset). Since those pages would have to be republished individually, this allows content editors to publish all pages impacted by their new article.

Accessing the Gadget

Find your Gadget List

By clicking on the plug symbol in the upper right hand corner of your OU Campus screen, you will find your currently available Gadgets.

Find your gadget with the plug button in the right hand corner of the page

Edit your Gadget List

With the gadget list expanded, use the gear icon to access the full list of available gadgets.

Use the gear icon to access the list of gadgets available to you

Find the CP Multi-Page Publish gadget on the list and check the box. Don't forget to save the changes before exiting.

CP Multi-Page Publish gadget

Publishing with the Gadget

Now that you have added the CP Multi-Page Publish gadget to your list, you can use it. Open the page you want to publish, check it out (yellow lightbulb) and open your gadget list.

Add Sites You Want to Include in the Publish

In the box labeled Site Names, add any sites you want to include with this publish. By default, your own site (the one you are in at the time) will be included and if that's all you want to publish, you can leave this box blank.

If you want to include more sites on your publish list, add them in the box, separated by a comma. The site names should exactly match the site name in the dropdown box.

Please note that if you add any other sites, you will need to include your own sitename as well.

Add Publish Version Description

Be sure to include a brief publish description to help you keep track of the changes you've made. This could include something as simple as "added a new article" to something more complicated like "updated the faculty member's contact information" or anything in between.

Publish

 Don't forget to click the green publish button to complete the process.

Expand the CP Multi-Page Publish gadget and complete the fields.

Messages

Once you click the green Publish button, the process begins. This can take a while, especially if you have included more than your own site in the publish process.

Once the publish is complete, you will receive a message updating you on what happened, including error messages if a page you tried to publish was checked out and couldn't be published. This allows you to check in the page(s) that didn't publish and try again (or publish them separately after you've checked them in).

error message using CP Multi-Page Publish gadget