William & Mary

How to Keep the Publisher Publishing

Have you found yourself stuck in a long line in the publishing queue? With almost 1,000 of us using Cascade, it’s bound to happen on occasion. But here are a few best practices we can all follow to avoid adding unnecessary wait time:

  • If you only edit an index page, publish just that index page.
  • If you update the text in your menu, publish the folder up one level from the one you edited.
  • If you update a listing item (a directory page, news story, feature or announcement), you can save time by publishing just the following:
    • the item’s folder
    • your _listbox folder (if applicable)
    • any index pages on which you include the Listbox (if applicable)

There will also be times when it makes the most sense to publish your root folder — if you are making many edits across your site, making edits that affect your main menu, or updating listing items and you prefer the simplicity of a single publish. In these cases we urge you to complete and preview your edits in Cascade and then publish your root folder only once when you are done.