Publish

What would you like to PUBLISH in Cascade?

Things You Need to Know Before Publishing - guidelines about publishing from Cascade.

Please create a Jira ticket at jira.uwo.ca with the following information before publishing your site for the first time:

  • Do you have a current website?
    • If so, what is the url?
    • Do you wish to keep this site? 
    • Have you arranged to have it backed up and archived?
  • What web server are you publishing to?
    • If it is not the Western web server, who maintains it?
    • What operating system is it running?
Approved Times for Publishing

You can publish a single page or an entire folder any time you wish. 

If you need to publish your entire site, there are guidelines to follow.  Publishing your entire web site at once, either for the first time or after significant changes have been made, should be started no later than 7 a.m.  or after 4 p.m. on weekdays.  You may publish the entire site at once during the evening or on the weekend.  Adhering to these timeframes ensures the best response time for everyone else in Cascade while your complete site publishes. 

Firewalls

Please note: the following only applies to adminstrators of departmental web servers  Individual users do not need to worry about firewalls.

If you have a firewall enabled on your sftp server, please ensure port 22 is open for

  • gz10cms1.its.uwo.pri 172.29.7.57
  • gz11cms1.its.uwo.pri 172.25.140.15
  • gz24cms1.its.uwo.pri 172.29.7.73
  • gz24cms2.its.uwo.pri 172.29.7.77
  • gz25cms1.its.uwo.pri 172.29.7.72
Benefits of Publishing to the Western Web Server
  • Doesn't require your own web server
  • No worries about acquiring, maintaining and backing up your own web server
  • Reduced cost for hardware, maintenance and licensing
  • Don't need to worry about opening up firewalls
Please note:  If you use (or intend to use) scripting that is not supported on the Western web server, you MUST publish to your own web server.  For more information regarding this, please create a Jira ticket at jira.uwo.ca in the Web Support project.

Publish a File - how to publish an asset and view the publishing queue.

PLEASE NOTE: You should only publish your Base Folder before 7 a.m. or after 4 p.m.  This publishes your entire site and can cause publishing to slow for others when done at peak usage times during the day.

To publish an asset:
  1.  Select an asset that you would like to Publish. It should now be in View mode.
  2. Click the Publish button on the upper toolbar by 'Edit' or right click the asset and click Publish.
  3. The publish screen appears. Click 'View Publish settings'.
  4. Choose the Destination and click Publish.
  5. A green message box will appear at the bottom screen.  You can click the box to view the publishing queue.
  6. If you miss the message, you can also view the publishing queue by clicking on the hamburger menu in the topbar.
  7. Once you go to the publishing queue, you will see a page where you can track the file's progress
  8. When your publishing job clears the queue, click the Cascade logo on the topbar to be redirected to your dashboard.
  9. Under the Notification widget, you can view your messages.  Your file has been successfully published if you see a message referring to 0 issues.  If issues are noted, you can click on the message to see what the problem was.  You will need to correct the problem before your file will be successfully published.

Unpublishing - how to unpublish an asset.

To unpublish an asset: 
  1. Select the asset that you would like to unpublish.
  2. The Folder/Page will open in View mode.  Click on the More tab
  3. Click Unpublish
  4. The publish screen appears. Click 'View Publish settings'.
  5. Choose the Destination and click Unpublish.
  6. Click Submit
  7. Your unpublish job is now in a queue.  You can access the queue by clicking on the green message box that appears in the lower bottom centre of the page after you click Submit.
  8. If you miss the message, you can also view the publishing queue by clicking on the hamburger menu in the topbar.
  9. Once you go to the publishing queue, you will see a page where you can track the file's progress
  10. When your unpublishing job clears the queue, click the Cascade logo on the topbar to be redirected to your dashboard.
  11. On your Dashboard, under the Notification widget, you can view your messages.  Your file has been successfully unpublished if you see a message referring to 0 issues.  If issues are noted, you can click on the message to see what the problem was.  You will need to correct the problem before your file will be successfully unpublished.

Setting up Transports and Destinations - how to set up transports and destinations to publish your sites (FOR WEB SERVER ADMINS ONLY)

PLEASE NOTE: Not every site will need to have Transports and/or Destinations set up by the Site Manager.  In most cases, the Web Support group within WTS will be able to do this for you. These instructions are intended for Web Server administrators who manage a faculty or department web server on campus.

To set up your TRANSPORT:
  1. Click on the Manage Site option on the topbar.
  2. The Manage Site screen will appear.
  3. Go to Transports
  4. You can also select Transports from the Side Navigation.
  5. Once you click Transports, the following screen will appear (although your list of available transports may be slightly different or may be completely empty):
  6. Click on Add -> Transport
  7. Choose FTP and SFTP from the Transport Type screen and click the Choose button.  A form will appear.
  8. Complete the information on this screen with the appropriate data from your web server before submitting.
  9. Make sure that you test your new Transport by right clicking the new Transport and click Test Connection.
  10. You should then be directed to a new Test Connection screen.  Click the Start Test button.  

If you do not see Test Successful message, you will need to check your settings from step 5.  You will not be able to successfully publish if there testing of the transport is not successful.

To set up your DESTINATION:
  1. Choose Destination from from the side menu if you have just completed setting up your Transport.  
  2. Or you can select Destinations from the main navigation menu from Manage Sites option in the top bar.
  3. The following screen will appear (although your list of available destinations may be slightly different or may be completely empty):
  4. Click on Add -> Destination
  5. Complete the information on this form with the appropriate data from your web server and your Transport.  You will need to allow access to any applicable group that needs to publish your site.  In most cases that will be whatever groups you see listed in the Access Not Allowed box.  Simple click on the group(s) and then click on the green arrow to move them to the Access Allowed box. 
  6. Make sure that you test your new Destination by clicking on the Test Destination button. 
  7. The following screen should appear:
  8. You do not need to change any settings.  Simply click the Start Test button.

If you do not see Test Successful, you will need to go back and check your settings from step 3.  You will not be able to successfully publish if the testing of the destination is not successful.


Published on  and maintained in Cascade CMS.