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How to Use Publishing Dates Effectively

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    This topic explains how to publish an article to the site by using publishing dates. This can be used to schedule the publication of the article. Starting from publishing date onwards the viewers can view the article on the website. The following steps show you how to use publishing dates effectively (setting for an article the date to be published and the expiring date).

    To Set the Publishing Dates Effectively :

    1. Login to Jentla Content Manager (http://<yourdomain>/manager or http://<yourdomain> where the manager has its own subdomain).

    2. Go to Content Administration in the user menu which is located on the left side of the page. You will be directed to the articles display page.

    3. Either click an existing article link in the article list (the article where you want to publishing the dates) or click the New button option at the top-right corner of the page to create a new article. You will be directed to the Edit article screen.

    4. If it is a new article, Enter the Display title, Article URL, Internal title, Secondary URL in the appropriate fields at the top of the screen.

    5. Click the Content tab, Add the desired content in Summary and Body area using different styles. If no content is entered into the Summary region then the article will not  be displayed in menus on website.

    6. In the Publishing data at the right side of the page, Enter the Article Start and End Dates in the appropriate fields. It is used to schedule the publication of the article. The list of items as illustrated below:

    • Notified Approver - The approver who will be notified about the creation or modification of the article. The approver is selected by the contributor (Previously "Suggested Editor") - add a link to the location where all these user roles are described

    • Article Date - It shows the details for publication date and time that appears on the site

    • Start DateThe date and time (proposed, approved or actually) at which the article is published. It can be used to schedule or delay the publication of an article to the website. Starting  from this date onwards the article will be showed on the site 

    • End DateThe date and time at which the article is archived and will no longer to be published on the website. It means that the article becomes an expired one, it will not show in the site, but it will not be permanently removed or deleted. In the future if you want to show in the site then you can publish the same article just by changing the end date

    • Display OrderThe position in which the article is to appear on the website

    • Front-pageWhether or not the article is to appear on the front page of the website

    • Published asThe format that the content is to be published in article, blog or both

    1. In the same publishing area select the Categories for the article. It  influences where the article appears on the website. Use ctrl + arrow keys to  select  more than one category. Under the categories choose the Suggested Site ie. Select the Sites automatically the articles to be added for the particular site.

    2. Click the Publish button at the top-right corner of the page. The article will be published to the site.

    Finally the article will be published for the site at the article start date:

    Suppose the end date of the article is expired today itself,  tomorrow onwards the article will not be shown in the site and it will be expired.

    Expired means that the article has a  Retained status. It is not published in site, but it is not permanently removed or deleted. In the future, if you want to display the article in site you are able to publish the same article just by changing the End Date.




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