Publishing Assets from the Assets Tree

  • Administrators must provide users with publishing permissions or administrator permissions. See Creating Groups for details.

  • Users must check in the asset items they will publish.

  • Users must mark the asset items for publish to the appropriate publishing targets. See Marking Assets for Publish for details.

Use the Assets Tree context menu to publish asset items.

To publish an asset or folder from the Assets Tree:

  1. Navigate to Assets > Assets Tree.
  2. Choose one of the following steps.
    • Right-click the asset item you want to publish in the Assets Tree, and select Publish in the context menu.

    • Right-click the asset folder that contains the asset items you want to publish in the Assets Tree, and select Publish Descendant Assets in the context menu.

    See Publishing Types for complete descriptions of publishing types and where to execute them.

    Publish via Assets Tree Context Menu

    The Publish dialog displays.

  3. Optional: You can select the Preview Publish - Gather information only checkbox to generate a report of content items that the CMS will publish before you execute the official publish.

    See CMS 10.6 Generating Publish Preview Reports via Site for details.

    Version Notes: CMS 10.6
    The preview publish report feature is exclusive to CMS 10.6. You can only generate preview publish reports for single publishing targets.
  4. Choose one of the following steps.
    • Select the appropriate publishing target in the Publishing Targets tab.

    • Version Notes: CMS 10.5+

      Select the appropriate publishing profile in the Publishing Profiles tab.

      The Publish dialog provides a Publishing Targets tab and Publishing Profiles tab in CMS 10.5+. Use the tabs to select individual targets or profiles for publish.

      CMS 10.5+ Publish Dialog


    Keep the following in mind.

    • Use the Filter field in the respective Publishing Target tab or Publishing Profile tab to search for publishing targets or profiles based on their names.

    • Use CTRL+Click or CTRL+Shift+Click to select more than one target or profile for publish.

  5. Select or clear the Perform Replication checkbox.

    If selected, the CMS executes replication in addition to the publish.

    If you have enabled replication for your publishing target, you can verify that the asset has been published by requesting it on the DSS via its full Asset URL or by using the following URL pattern:

    <dss site root>/a/###, where a/### is the asset ID.

  6. Select one of the following buttons.
    Version Notes: CMS 10.6
    Ensure the Preview Publish - Gather information only is cleared before you proceed with this step. Otherwise, the system generates a preview publish report instead of executing the publish.




    Publishes only checked-in asset items that meet the following criteria:

    • The items are marked for publish to the selected publishing targets.

    • The items have modifications since the most recent publish, or the items contain modified dependencies since the most recent publish.

    You can execute an incremental publish for content that is marked but unmodified. See Publishing Types for details.


    Publishes all items in the Assets Tree and Site Tree that are checked in and marked for publish, regardless of any changes to the content.

    We recommend running full publishes for large-scale updates and not running full publishes during peak business hours.

    The system executes the publish, and the Publish Submitted dialog displays.

    Publish Submitted Dialog

  7. Select one of the following buttons.



    Monitor Publishes

    Opens Administration > Publishing Monitor where you can view the pending publish.


    Exits the Publish Submitted dialog.