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The projects feature

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 projects feature supports management of content in different language versions, so you can manage translation of content items in projects as well.

In order to work with projects, the projects feature must have been enabled in the admin view.

Watch this Digital Marketing Projects video for a demo of the projects feature. Click the title of the video to open it in a new browser window. (1:53 minutes)

Project features:

  • The projects feature is either enabled or disabled for the entire site and affects all users.
  • Editing actions, such as creating and updating items, automatically associate a content item with a currently active project. Exceptions to this rule are moving items in the structure, setting content to expired, changing access rights or language settings. These actions do not associate content items with the active project.

    Remember to deactivate the project when you no longer want to work with it. Items wrongly associated with a project need to be manually removed from the project.

  • Content associated with a project is locked for editing if another project is active.
  • It is a version of the content that is associated with a specific project. This means that you can have a published version of an item not associated with any project, one draft of the same item belonging to the project Summer campaign, and another draft belonging to the project VIP campaign.
  • You can add, remove and update existing items even if some or all of the items within a project have been published.
  • You can collaborate with other editors by adding comments, and replies to comments, to project items and to projects.
  • The project interface consists of three main parts; the project bar at the bottom, the overview and the project items navigation pane to the left.

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