Publishing and Unpublishing

Modified on Tue, 17 Jan 2023 at 11:15 AM

New Draft

To begin editing a page, scroll to the bottom of the page and select “New Draft.” 


Add Comment to Revision Log

In the revision log field (upper right of the screen), enter a comment which describes what changes you're making. 

For example:

  • Replacing first paragraph with updated info as per ______ (authority figure who requested the change)
  • Various updates for Spring 2023 semester including dates, times, links, and contact info.

Save and Create New Draft

When you’re finished editing the page, scroll all the way down to the bottom and select the option, “Save and Create New Draft.” Once you have clicked this button, make sure the page looks the way you want it to.



Small Change? Publish the Page

If the page is ready to publish, scroll all the way down again and select “Publish,” then click “Apply.” 


Verify Published Change in Incognito Window

After publishing, double check that the changes are really live to the public (to a non-logged in user).

  1. Open a new private window (sometimes called incognito window)
  2. Paste URL of the recently published page into the address bar and hit return
  3. Review the page as a sanity check

Larger Change? Request Review

If you’ve changed a significant amount of content on the page, instead of clicking “Publish,” please click “Request Review” so that you can get a second set of eyes. Before you submit for review, enter into the “Log Message” a brief sentence about what you changed. 


Unpublishing and Reverting to Earlier Revision

If you have accidentally published edits that you did not mean to publish, you can revert the page back to its previous state. To do this, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Revisions.” 



Click on the version that existed before you made your edits, and click “Revert.” If you want to see what that version looked like before you click “Revert,” just click on the date/time in blue on the left. 

Note: reverting to an older version of the page will not get rid of any of the newer versions; it will just push the old version to the top of the revisions list.


Once you click revert, you will be taken to a screen that says, “Are you sure you want to revert to the revision from _______?”  

Click “Revert” again to confirm your changes. 


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