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The Projects gadget

A project allows you to manage the publishing process for multiple related content items, for instance, a landing page, blocks and products (if you have Commerce installed) that are parts of a campaign. Projects support management of content in different language versions, so that you can manage translation of content items in the project view as well.

You can create new content or create draft versions of existing content, associate the content items with a project, and then either publish the project immediately or schedule it for later publishing.

You need to add the project gadget to the left or right pane to access the project features.

Working with projects

Creating a project and adding content

Create a project from the gadget menu and add desired content items through drag-and-drop. You can either prepare the draft versions of the content items first, and then create the project and add them, or the other way around. Use Sort in the context menu to sort content items for a better overview, and the Refresh button to reload the view if multiple editors are working on the same project.

A specific content version can only be part of one project. If you try to add the same version to another project, you are prompted to create a new draft.

Previewing project content

The preview option in the top menu has an option for projects where you can browse through included items, preview them as if they were published, and update them if needed.

Publishing projects

To be able to publish a project, all included items must first be set to status "Ready to Publish". You can do this for each item either from the publishing menu when editing, or from the context menu in the Project gadget.

When all items are ready for publishing, the entire project can be published. You can either publish directly, or schedule the project to be published later (if you have publishing access rights). If you need to change content in a scheduled project, select Remove Scheduling and Edit, change the content and re-schedule the project publishing. Published projects cannot be edited.

Removing content and deleting projects

Removing a content item from a project means that it is no longer associated with the project. Projects are permanently deleted, but associated content items remain. When deleting a project scheduled for publishing, you have the option to either keep or remove the scheduling for each associated item.

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Episerver User Guide update 16-1 | Released: 2/16/2016 | Copyright © Episerver AB | Send feedback to us