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Copy an Asset in Cascade

Much like the Move and Rename menu options, Copy should be rarely used given the potential for unintended assets publishing to the Tarleton website, lowering your SEO ranking for the correct version. And speaking of versions, having multiple copies means maintaining all copies at the same time.

One of the few benefits of the Copy asset functionality is when you need to make a temporary or seasonal switch in content. When you make the copy, you can identify which season the asset should be implemented in to differentiate them while maintaining your website. Copies should never be made that get forgotten and unused. Remember, Cascade CMS is not for storage. Only information that should be live on your website should be in your folders.

Making a Copy of an asset is similar to the Move and Rename processes combined. You

  1. find the asset,
  2. select More,
  3. Copy, and then
  4. enter a New Asset Name that complies with naming conventions and select a New Folder.

If you are only changing the name for seasonal purposes, you don't need to change the folder location.

Unpublishing processes are not available, since you are adding new content, not removing it from anywhere.

Once you are done, select Copy. If you are quick, the dialog box that pops up at the bottom of your screen should have a link to your new asset that you can select.

If you don't make any changes to New Asset Name or New Folder, then the copy will have a number appended to its name. Be very careful when naming assets as these numbers can cause a lot of confusion. Additionally, if you have a folder with the same name as a page you've made, you will find that it appends a number to the end of the asset you just made.