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Launches enable you to efficiently develop content for a future release.
A launch is created to allow you to make changes ready for future publication (while maintaining your current pages). After editing and updating your launch pages you promote them back to the source, then activate the source pages (top-level). Promoting duplicates the launch content back to the source pages and can be done either manually or automatically (dependent on fields set when creating and editing the launch).
For example, the seasonal product pages of your online store are updated quarterly so that the featured products align with the current season. To prepare for the next quarterly update, you can create a launch of the appropriate web pages. Throughout the quarter, the following changes are accumulated in the launch copy:
When the next quarter arrives, you promote the launch pages so that you can publish the source pages (holding the updated content). You can promote either all pages, or only those that you have modified.
Launches can also be:
This section descibes how to create, edit and promote (and if necessary delete) launch pages from within the Sites console or the Launches console:
Launches enable you to efficiently develop content for a future release of one or more activated web pages.
Launches allow you to:
Create a copy of your source pages:
The copy is your launch.
The top-level source pages are known as Production.
Multiple source branches for a launch is not possible in classic UI.
Edit the launch configuration:
You can promote and publish the content either manually or automatically:
Automatically - this involves the following:
The Launch(Live) date field: this can be set when creating or editing a launch.
The Production Ready flag: this can only be set when editing a launch.
If the Production Ready flag is set, the launch will be automatically promoted to the production pages on the specified Launch(Live) date. After the promotion, the production pages are automatically published.
If no date has been set, the flag will have no effect.
Update your source and launch pages in parallel:
Create a nested launch - a launch within a launch:
Deleting a launch will remove the launch itself and all descendant nested launches.
Creating and editing launches requires access rights to
/content/launches - as with the default group
Please contact your system administrator if you experience any problems.
The Launches console provides an overview of your launches and allows you to take actions on those listed. The console can be accessed by:
The Tools Console: Tools, Sites, Launches.
Or directly with http://localhost:4502/libs/launches/content/launches.html
In the Sites console, navigate to the source of the launch(es).
Open the References rail and select the source page.
Select Launches, the existing launch(es) will be listed:
Tap/click on the appropriate launch, the list of possible actions will be displayed: