A project allows you to manage the publishing process for multiple related content items. You can, for example, add a landing page, blocks, pages and products (if you have Commerce installed) to a project and publish them, manually or scheduled, at the same time. The project feature supports management of content in different language versions, so you can manage translation of content items in projects as well.
In Episerver, there are two ways to work with projects. One way is to add the Projects gadget to your user interface and the other one is to have an administrator enable the Projects feature for the entire site.
Here is a short comparison of the two methods:
|Project gadget||Project feature|
|Accessible to all users who add the gadget.||Accessible only if an admin has enabled the feature from admin view.|
|The gadget is added to your own user interface and doesn't affect other users.||Projects Mode is either enabled or disabled for the entire site and affects all users.|
|Content need to be manually added to a project.||Content is automatically added if a project is active.|
|Content associated with a project can be updated by other editors not using the Projects gadget.||Content associated with a project can only be updated within the context of the project (which means that if content is associated to a project, an editor who wants to edit that content needs to have that project active or create a new draft).|
|When the project has been published, it is obsolete and can no longer be used.||You can continue working with a project even after some or all items have been published.|
|All projects items must be set to Ready to publish before the project is published.||It is possible to multi publish only items set to Ready to publish and leave items not ready for a later time.|
|There are no collaboration features.||You can add comments to projects and items and receive email notifications on comments.|