Documentation

Enabling Publications

Available: Liferay DXP/Portal 7.3+

Publications provides a convenient and flexible way for you and your teams to develop, track, and publish changes to your DXP instance. When enabled, Publications is activated globally and can be accessed anywhere to edit supported entities.

Important

Staging and Publications cannot be enabled at the same time. If Staging is enabled on any of your Sites, you must first disable Staging before enabling Publications. See Disabling Local Live Staging and Disabling Remote Live Staging for more information.

Workflow cannot be used with Publications.

How to Enable Publications

Follow these steps to enable Publications:

  1. Open the Global Menu (Global Menu), click on the Applications tab, and go to Publications.

  2. Toggle the switch to enable Publications.

    Toggle the switch and click on Save.

  3. Click on Save to save your configuration. This redirects you to the Publications application page.

Once enabled, you can access the drop-down Publications bar menu from anywhere in your DXP instance.

Access the drop-down Publications bar menu from anywhere in your DXP instance.

You can use this menu to create new publications, select which publication you want to work on, switch between edit and production modes, and review and publish the current publication’s changes. See Creating and Managing Publications to learn about creating, editing, and removing individual publications.

How to Disable Publications

If desired, you can disable Publications at any time via the Publications application page.

  1. Open the Global Menu (Global Menu), click on the Applications tab, and go to Publications.

  2. Click on the Actions button (Actions Button) in the Application Bar, and select Settings.

    Open the Publications application, click on the Actions button, and select Settings.

  3. Toggle the switch to disable Publications.

  4. Click on Save.

Important

Once disabled, all active publications are deactivated, scheduled publications are canceled, and you can no longer access your publication history. DXP, however, retains your instance’s publication history, so you can access it again if you re-enable Publications.

Enabling Publications for 7.3.x

Follow these steps to enable Publications:

  1. Open the Global Menu (Global Menu), click on the Applications tab, and click on Settings under Publications.

    In the Global Menu, click on Settings under Publications.

  2. Toggle the switch to Yes.

  3. Click on Submit to save your configuration.

    Alternatively, you can click on Save and Go to Overview, which saves your configuration and redirects you to the Publications overview page.

    Set the Toggle to Yes and click on Submit or Save and Go to Overview.

Disabling Publications for 7.3.x

If desired, you can disable Publications at any time via the Publications Settings page.

  1. Open the Global Menu (Global Menu), click on the Applications tab, and click on Settings under Publications.

  2. Toggle the switch to No.

  3. Click on Submit.

Important

Once disabled, all active publications are deactivated, scheduled publications are canceled, and you can no longer access your publication history. DXP, however, retains your instance’s publication history, so you can access it again if you re-enable Publications.