Publishing means that all your configurations will be moved to the Staging environment or to the Production environment, depending on where you publish to.
You can Publish to Staging to prepare for executing a test of your campaign. Publishing to Production means you can prepare the execution of your outbound communications for live recipients.
It's important to remember that once a 'Publish' is done, it can't be undone. Also, you can only Publish from the Staging environment.
In this article, you'll learn about:
- When is a Publish to Staging Needed?
- Publish Types
- What is a Failed Publish?
When is a Publish to Staging Needed?
It's necessary to make a publish to Staging every time you've made changes to, for example, items in the Channels module, Data module, and the Promotions module.
It's also necessary to publish to Staging when you've finished configuring your campaign and are ready to test the set up on Staging.
How to do a Changes Publish to Staging
A Changes Publish will publish the changes you've made since the last publish.
- Hover over the Publish button in the top bar. The options 'Publish to Staging' or 'Publish to Production' will appear.
- Click on 'Publish to Staging'. The Publish button will change to reflect that it is currently 'Publishing'.
Once your publish is finished, a message appears at the top of the screen to let you know that your publish was successful.
How to publish your changes
How to do a Full Publish to Staging
A Full Publish will publish everything and update all existing configurations. It's recommended to do a full publish both to Staging and Production every second week to ensure the two environments are synchronised.
- Hover over the Publish button in the top bar.
- Select 'More publishing options and logs'.
- Select 'Full' in the drop-down menu 'Publish type'. If you have several language versions, you can choose to publish them as well by checking the checkboxes.
- Click on the 'Publish' button.
A Full Publish will be slower than a Changes Publish. A Full Publish includes all items in the entire instance.
How to do a Full Publish
What is a Failed Publish?
A Failed Publish can happen on both Staging and Production. If a publish failed, an exclamation mark will appear next to the 'Publish' button and a notification will inform you about the failed publish in the bottom of the 'Publish' menu.
When a publish has failed, the next publish you will make will automatically be a Full Publish.
If you experience a Failed Publish to either Staging or Production and have questions about it, don't hesitate to contact the Product Specialists in Agillic Support.
A Failed Publish