Web Development

Publishing FAQs

Publishing works at taking new pages, folders, or files (note: in this tutorial all three will be referred to as "assets") and copying them to the live Willamette web site. Essentially, this allows these assets to appear publicly.

Additionally, for assets already created that have been edited or had added to, it is necessary to publish them again. Submitting a page is the equivalent of saving the information to the webEdit system. However, the changes made to the items are not seen on the live site until the page is published.

  1. How do I publish?
  2. Why do I get a red error message when I try to publish?
  3. Why do I get a yellow error message when I try to publish?
  4. How much time does it take an asset to publish?
  5. How can I see the progress of my asset being published or unpublished?
  6. Why has my change not shown up on the live site?

1. How do I publish?

Folllow our tutorials on publishing pages/sections and files.

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2. Why do I get a red error message when I try to publish?

Not set to publish

If you receive the above message, it means that the asset is not set to publish. Learn how to adjust this setting here.

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3. Why do I get a yellow error message when I try to publish?

Already Queued

The yellow error message reads 'This asset has already been queued for publish.' This message occurs when an asset is already waiting to publish.

When you publish an asset, you can still make changes to it up until it actually publishes, and those changes will get published with the initial publish job. Thus, a second publish job is not required.

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4. How much time does it take an asset to publish?

Depending on the size of the page or folder, it can take a minute to an hour. If a folder contains multiple pages, it can take longer for the publisher to process them.

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5. How can I see the progress of my asset being published or unpublished?

You can learn how to access the publisher's active jobs here.

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6. Why has my change not shown up on the live site?

There can be a number of causes to why the asset is not being seen. The primary reason may be that the publish simply has not gone through yet, but is pending due to other assets being published. You can learn more about the publishing queue here.

If the publish has successfully gone through, but still is not visible on the live page, try:

1. Refreshing the browser

2. Clearing the online history

3. Restarting the web browser

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